WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors won their fifth consecutive Section 8, Class 2A gymnastics meet Saturday and qualified five individuals for the state meet.
Brainerd, ranked third in 2A and unbeaten in dual meets, scored 145.125 points to defeat runner-up Willmar by 0.75.
The Warriors' Katie Perpich qualified for state in three events and the all-around. She finished second on vault and all-around, third on balance beam and fourth on floor exercise.
Teammate Kathleen Lorenz placed third on the uneven bars and floor exercise to advance to state.
Other Brainerd state individual qualifiers include Amanda Johnson, who finished second on floor exercise; Tessa Helland, who was fourth on balance beam; and Maggie Freiday, who placed fourth on vault.
Team scores -- 1-Brainerd 145.125, 2-Willmar 144.375, 3-St. Cloud Tech 140.525, 4-Maple Grove 138.175, 5-Elk River 136.375, 6-Bemidji 132.300, 7-Moorhead 131.300, 8-Buffalo 130.550, 9-Alexandria 129.650, 10-St. Cloud Apollo 118.600
Uneven parallel bars -- 1-Meghan Jacobs (SCT) 9.30, 2-Ashlee Ford (SCT) 9.25, 3-Kathleen Lorenz (Brd) 9.225, 4-Bria Magnuson (SCT) 9.225, 6-Katie Perpich (Brd) 8.975, 7-Kara Rutman (Brd) 8.9, 16-Stephanie Peterson (Brd) 8.525, 31-Lauren Trapp (Brd) 8.0
Balance beam -- 1-Beth Zimmer (W) 9.50, 2-Sara Overley (MG) 9.35, 3-Katie Perpich (Brd) 9.25, 4-Tessa Helland (Brd) 9.10, 6-Danielle Arnold (Brd) 8.8, 9-Maggie Freiday (Brd) 8.6, 10-Lorenz 8.6
Floor exercise -- 1-Zimmer (W) 9.775, 2-Amanda Johnson (Brd) 9.525, 3-Lorenz 9.35, 4-Perpich 9.30, 5-Freiday 9.25, 23-Arianna Lofrano (Brd) 8.6
Vault -- 1-Zimmer (W) 9.675, 2-Perpich 9.375, 3-Chelsey Dykema (W) 9.30, 4-Freiday 9.275, 10-Amanda Johnson 9.175, 29-Lorenz 8.5, 32-Annie Bahr (B) 8.4
All-around -- 1-Zimmer (W) 38.175, 2-Perpich (Brd) 36.90, 3-Jacobs (SCT) 36.175, 4-Overley (MG) 36.150, 5-Lorenz (Brd) 35.675
Next meet -- Brainerd in 2A state team meet 6 p.m. Friday, state individual meet 6 p.m. Saturday, Wilkins Auditorium, RiverCentre, St. Paul.
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