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No. 5A Perham gymnasts fifth at True Team

Carly Breitenfeldt had Perham's top score at the State True Team meet with a 9.425 on uneven parallel bars. File Photo

MELROSE — The top-ranked Melrose Dutchmen defended their home turf and the No. 1 ranking in Class A topping 10 of the best gymnastics teams in the state at the State True Team meet Saturday.

No. 5A Perham finished in fifth behind No. 4A Detroit Lakes in fourth. No. 2A and defending state champions New Prague and No. 3A Austin flipped rankings spots in the final standings with Austin placing second and New Prague in third.

Melrose won the 2012 state title dethroning Perham after eight consecutive state titles.

At the True Team meet, all five gymnasts' marks count toward the team total instead of just four.

Carly Breitendfeldt led Perham on vault and bars with scores of 9.3 and 9.425.

Jordan Martinson scored a 9.175 for Perham’s best mark on beam. Alexis Peichel’s score of 9.075 paced the Yellowjackets on floor exercise.

Perham will host Fergus Falls Tuesday, Jan. 28 at PHS.

Team Results:

1) No. 1A Melrose 183.4

2) No. 3A Austin 183.275

3) No. 2A New Prague 181.95

4) No. 4A Detroit Lakes 178.975

5) No. 5A Perham 177.525

6) No. 11A Sartell-St. Stephen 173.725

7) No. 6A Watertown Meyer 173.35

8) No. 8A Big Lake 173.075

9) No. 7A Willmar 169.275

10) No. 13A  Martin Co Area 164.45

Perham Individual results:


9.3 Carly Breitenfeldt

9.225 Ashley Hokanson

9.15 Sydney Bahls

9.125 Jordan Martinson

8.8 Lexi Peichel


9.425 Carly Breitenfeldt

9.35 Jordan Martinson

9.325 Adrienne Meyer

9.025 Lexi Peichel

7.175 Ashley Hokanson


9.175 Jordan Martinson

8.975 Carly Breitenfeldt

8.9 Lexi Peichel

8.625 Adrienne Meyer

8.05 Ashley Hokanson


9.075 Lexi Peichel

9.05 Ashley Hokanson

8.875 Sydney Bahls

8.6 Jordan Martinson

8.3 Adrienne Meyer

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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