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M.C. Area gymnasts net 2nd at invitational

December 10, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

WINNEBAGO - Sydnee Donnelli captured the all-around crown and Adriane Rentschler claimed third overall to help guide the Jackson County Central Huskies to top team gymnastics honors during the three-school Blue Earth Area Invitational on Saturday in Winnebago.

Donnelli generated a first-place total of 35.4 points, while Rentschler tallied 34.05 to pace the Huskies' winning team score of 135.425.

Rebecca Steen netted second place in the all-around competition with a score of 35.25 to spearhead the Martin County Area Magic's runner-up team total of 130.55.

Cassie Thompson and Haley Resutek each generated all-around marks of 31.25 to pace the host Bucs' third-place team total of 122.025.

Steen fueled her second-place overall showing by winning the invitational's gold medal on the vault and tying Rentschler for top accolades on the balance beam. Steen planted her Tsukahara vault for a 9.2, while both she and Rentschler won the beam with identical 8.6s.

Steen also netted the silver medal on the floor exercise with a 9.125-scored routine, while placing fourth on the uneven parallel bars with an 8.325.

Martin County Area's Maggie Bachenberg also earned a top-four showing by capturing the No. 4 spot on the balance beam with a 7.95 score.

Donnelli paced her winning ways in the all-around by striking gold on the floor with a 9.3-scored performance to complement a pair of second-place finishes on the vault (8.85) and unevens (8.7). The JCC senior standout also claimed the bronze medal on the beam with an 8.55.

Brandi Sether-Hassing earned the invitational's gold medal on the unevens by producing an 8.925 for the Huskies.

Resutek and Christina Anderson netted Blue Earth Area's top showings in the individual competition by placing third and fourth, respectively, with a pair of 8.675 scores.

Martin County Area travels to Windom Area for a nonconference dual meet on Thursday night.

Blue Earth Area plays host to Jackson County Central in a non-league dual meet on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Winnebago.


At Winnebago

Team Standings: 1. Jackson County Central 135.425; 2. Martin County Area 130.55; 3. Blue Earth Area 122.025.

Individual Results

All-Around: 1. Sydnee Donnelli (JCC) 35.4; 2. Rebecca Steen (MCA) 35.25; 3. Adriane Rentschler (JCC) 34.05.

B.E. Area scores: Cassie Thompson 31.25; Haley Resutek 31.25; Christina Anderson 30.425; Kayla Schaper 29.1.

Vault: 1. Steen (MCA) 9.2; 2. Donnelli (JCC) 8.85; 3. Resutek (BEA) 8.675; 4. Anderson (BEA) 8.675.

Other MCA scores: Martha Olson 8.625; Sydney Leichtnam 8.275; Mackenzie Betts 8.05; Briana Gratz 8.0.

Other BEA scores: Thompson 8.55; Schaper 7.9; Melissa Hagedorn 7.9.

Other JCC scores: Riley Schneekloth 8.425; Rentschler 8.4; Michaela Vancura 8.375.

Uneven Parallel Bars: 1. Brandi Sether-Hassing (JCC) 8.925; 2. Donnelli (JCC) 8.7; 3. Rentschler (JCC) 8.5; 4. Steen (MCA) 8.325.

Other MCA scores: S. Leichtnam 7.9; Gratz 7.625; Michaela Twitchell 7.625; Andrea Thate 6.425.

BEA scores: Thompson 7.775; Anderson 7.775; Resutek 7.475; Schaper 6.45; Erin Olson 6.25.

Other JCC scores: Hailey Bass 7.425; Megan Anderson 7.225.

Balance Beam: 1. (tie) Steen (MCA) and Rentschler (JCC) 8.6s; 3. Donnelli (JCC) 8.55; 4. Maggie Bachenberg (MCA) 7.95.

Other MCA scores: Betts 7.9; S. Leichtnam 7.55; Thate 7.2.

BEA scores: Schaper 7.5; Resutek 7.3; Thompson 6.85; Anderson 6.5; Brianna Ziegler 6.1.

Other JCC scores: Sether-Hassing 7.85; Bass 7.7; Bailey Schneekloth 7.4.

Floor Exercise: 1. Donnelli (JCC) 9.3; 2. Steen (MCA) 9.125; 3. Vancura (JCC) 9.025; 4. Rentschler 8.55.

Other MCA scores: Lexy Ringnell 8.15; M. Olson 7.85; Bachenberg 7.8; Kersten Shantz 7.4.

BEA scores: Thompson 8.075; Resutek 7.8; Anderson 7.475; E. Olson 7.1.

Other JCC scores: Sether-Hassing 8.25; R. Schneekloth 7.65.



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