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Cardinal gymnastics team now 20-4 for the season

Lead Summary
Greg Hoogeveen

The Luverne gymnastics team leapt over two conference opponents last week.
The Cardinals beat Fairmont 131.200 to 128.775 in Fairmont Tuesday, Jan. 31, then hosted St. James Thursday, Feb. 2, dominating the meet 134.850 to 99.625.
The Cardinals’ gymnastics team is now 22-4 for the season.
Luverne was scheduled to  host New Ulm Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The Cardinals will then head to sectionals in Pipestone Saturday, Feb. 18.
LHS 131.200, MCA 128.775
The Luverne gymnasts traveled to Fairmont to take on conference foes Martin County Area Tuesday, Jan. 31.
 The Cardinals won 131.200 to 128.775 in team competition.
“We were without Ella Reisdorfer in this meet and Kianna Winter only did vault for us,” head coach Phoebe Flom said.
“The other girls stepped up and had an awesome night, securing the win for us.”
In the all-around competition Luverne placed two of the top four spots.
Sophomore Amira Cowell took first place all-around for Luverne with a 33.975 combined score.
Junior Sarah de Cesare placed third scoring 32.475 all-around combined points.
Other Luverne gymnasts placing in all-around were:
Addyson Mann – 24.175, sixth,
competed in three events 
Kendra Thorson – 22.850, ninth
competed in three events 
Reagan Gangestad – 22.550, tenth
competed in three events 
Hailey Como – 15.600, eleventh
competed in two events 
Kianna Winter – 8.550, twelfth
competed in one event 
In the individual events competitions, results are as follows:
Amira Cowell – 9.175, first
Kendra Thorson – 9.000, second
Kianna Winter – 8.550, fourth
Hailey Como – 8.550, fifth
Sarah de Cesare – 8.450, sixth
Uneven parallel bars:
Amira Cowell – 8.50, first
Sarah de Cesare – 7.575, third
Addyson Mann – 7.425, fourth
Hailey Como – 7.100, eighth
Reagan Gangestad – 6.675, tenth
Addyson Mann – 8.400, second
Amira Cowell – 8.250, third
Reagan Gangestad – 8.075, fourth
Sarah de Cesare – 7.850, fifth
Kendra Thorson – 6.400, tenth
Sarah de Cesare – 8.600, second
Addyson Mann – 8.350, fifth
Amira Cowell – 8.050, seventh
Reagan Gangestad – 7.800, eighth
Kendra Thorson – 7.450, tenth
LHS 134.850, SJA 99.625
The Luverne gymnasts dominated their conference opponent St. James Thursday, Feb. 2, at home.
The Cardinals beat the Saints handily 134.850 - 99.625, holding them to placing no higher than sixth place in every individual event.
In the all-around competition Luverne took the top two spots with St. James claiming the third and fourth.
Reisdorfer placed first with 36.300 combined all-around points. In doing so, she broke her own school record of 35.900 set back in Feb. 23 against Pipestone.
Cowell took second all-around with an impressive 34.800 combined points.
Other all-around placers for Luverne were:
Sarah de Cesare - 23.775, fifth
competed in three events
Kianna Winter - 23.000, seventh
competed in three events
Addyson Mann - 22.000, eighth
competed in three events
Reagan Gangestad - 15.500, tenth
competed in two events
In the four individual events; vault, bars, beam and floor, the Cardinals took first through fifth place, leaving sixth through 10th place for St. James.
Results for the individual events are as follows:
Amira Cowell - 9.275, first
Ella Reisdorfer - 8.825, second
Kendra Thorson - 8.775, third
Sarah de Cesare - 8.150, fourth
Kianna Winter - 7.885, fifth
Uneven parallel bars:
Ella Reisdorfer - 9.125, first
Amira Cowell - 8.150, second
Sarah de Cesare - 7.550, third
Reagan Gangestad - 7.250, fourth
Addyson Mann - 6.950, fifth
With her 9.125 bar score Reisdorfer broke the school record of 8.85 held by Allayna Gacke 2002 and Madison Schandelmeier 2016.
Flom said, “They have done some changes in skill requirements over the years so hitting that score is harder these days.”
Ella Reisdorfer - 9.150, first
Amira Cowell - 8.525, second
Reagan Gangestad - 8.250, third
Kianna Winter - 7.400, fourth
Addyson Mann - 6.750, fifth
Ella Reisdorfer - 9.200, first
Amira Cowell - 8.550, second
Addyson Mann - 8.300, third
Sarah de Cesare - 8.075, fourth
Kianna Winter - 7.750, fifth
“I thought the girls did a great job against St. James. It was nice to have everybody back healthy,” Flom said.
“Our girls are really looking good.”

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