Austin Packers gymnastics team qualfies three inviduals for State Class A Meet

The Austin Packers gymnastics team competed at the Section 1A Meet at Rochester John Marshall High School Saturday,and in the team competition, the Packers finished third with a score of 136.650, just behind second-place Winona with 138.600 points, and first-place Byron with 138.975 points.

Individually, junior Kiki Rodriguez will be heading back to the State Class A Individual Meet for the second year in a row, as she qualified in the All-Around Saturday by taking third with a score of 34.925, with teammate Katelynn Klouse taking seventh with an all-around score of 33.800.  Also qualifying for the state meet Saturday was senior Emily Klapperich on the balance beam, as she took second with a score of 9.025, and 8th grader Callie McRae will also be heading to the state meet in the floor exercise, as she qualified with a score of 9.050.

Other high finishers for Austin Saturday included Rodriguez finishing eighth in the vault with a score of 9.050, with teammate Payton Gilmer taking ninth with a score of 9.025, and Reese Norton finished seventh on the bars Saturday with a score of 8.175,

The State Class A Gymnastics Meet will be held Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.