Individual Section Medalists (* - Denotes state qualifier in the event. Top three all-around qualify for all-around competition, as well as each individual event. Top three finishers in each event not among all-around qualifiers also advance to state.) All-Around: *1. Hali Bullerman (Worthington) 36.275. *2. Gracia Elias (Worthington) 35.65. *3. Saphi McFarquhar (Marshall) 35.6. 4. Avery Wilson (RV) 35.025. 5. Sabrina Segar (MCA) 34.4. 6. Ella Reisdorfer (Worthington) 34.125. Vault: *1. Bullerman (Worthington) 9.3. *2. Mekyla Nystrom (Worthington) 9.2. *3. Elias (Worthington) 9.175. *4. Segar (MCA) 9.05. *5. Amira Cowell (Luverne) 8.95. 6. Kara Thuringer (Worthington) 8.925. Bars: *1. S. McFarquhar (Marshall) 8.875. *2. Wilson (RV) 8.7. *3. Bullerman (Worthington) 8.525. *4. Elias (Worthington) 8.175. *5t. Thuringer (Worthington) 8.1. *5t. Ella Reisdorfer (Luverne) 8.1. Beam: *1. S. McFarquhar (Marshall) 9.175. *2. Elias (Worthington) 9.125. *3. Bullerman (Worthington) 9.075. *4. Brooklyn Paulson (WML) 9.05. *5t. Wilson (RV) 8.95. *5t. Cameen McFarquhar (Marshall) 8.95. Floor: *1. Bullerman (Worthington) 9.375. *2. Segar (MCA) 9.225. *3. Elias (Worthington) 9.175. *4. Presley Eggers (Worthington) 9.025. *5. Thuringer (Worthington) 8.975. 6. Nystrom (Worthington) 8.95.
Paulson qualifies for state Saturday proved to be a day 16 years in the making for the Windom-Mt. Lake gymnastics team, as the Cobras will be represented at the state meet for the first time since 2004.
Cobra sophomore Brooklyn Paulson scored a 9.05 on the balance beam at the Section 3A Meet in Worthington, capturing fourth place and earning her first career trip to state.
She'll be the first Cobra to compete at the state meet since Mary Hartberg qualified in her senior season in 2004.
The Cobra team finished eighth in the team standings, scoring 121.575 points. Worthington ran away with the section title, finishing with a 142.0. Redwood Valley captured runner-up honors, scoring 134.3.
The top three all-around finishers at sections qualify for state in each of the four events. Also qualifying for state in each event are the top three placewinners not among the all-around qualifiers.
Paulson led a strong overall day on the beam for the Cobras, as the team recorded just one fall out of five gymnasts. Paulson's flawless routine earned her an 8.9 from one judge and a 9.2 from the other, giving her a total score of 9.05.
Paulson carried the load for the Cobras for the day, leading the team in each of the four events. She scored an 8.625 on vault, 7.7 on bars and 7.975 on floor to finish the day with a team-high 33.35 all-around score.
Kadyn Paulson added an 8.425 on vault and was second on the team on floor (7.7). Ada Lund was second on the team on bars (6.85) and beam (7.625).