The Austin Packers Dance Team, the defending State Class AA champion in high-kick was in search of another trip to State at the Section 1AA Dance Meet at Kasson/Mantorville High School Saturday, and it was the Packers qualifying for the state meet in high-kick with a 2nd place finish, and the squad took 4th in the jazz competition Saturday.
The Packers earned a total average score of 77.4 in high-kick Saturday, which was second behind Faribault. Rounding out the top five in the 14-team competition were New Prague in third, Two Rivers in fourth and Albert Lea in fifth. In the jazz competition, Austin was fourth with a total average score of 68.6, with New Prague and Faribault taking first and second with average scores of 73 and 70.1, respectively. Two Rivers was third in the 14-team field with a total average score of 69.4, followed by the Packers and then Simley in fifth with an average score of 64.4.
The high-kick portion of the State Dance Meet is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.