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Meghan Creese placed first the vault and second in the the beam last Thursday.

Gymnastics: Irish finish undefeated in the South Suburban Conference

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Even its lowest team score in over a month was enough for the Rosemount gymnastics team to complete its second straight undefeated run through the South Suburban Conference.

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The Irish, ranked fourth in Class 2A, capped off another 8-0 season with a 142.8-126.675 win at Apple Valley last Thursday. The Rosemount JV also topped the Eagles with 131.45 points while finishing its conference slate 8-0, as well.

The meet did not start well for the Irish varsity. The first three vaulters fell and the team ended up with a season-low total of 35.85 in the event. Still, Meghan Creese finished first with a 9.425 and Josey Schlie was right behind in second at 9.275.

Creese added a runner-up finish in the balance beam.

Schlie went on to complete her own personal 8-0 run through the conference, winning the all-around for the eighth straight meet with a score of 36.85. She was first in the uneven bars (9.325) and balance beam (9.275) and ended up fourth in the floor exercise after her first fall of the season.

Shannon McCoy finished second in the all-around. She was first in the floor exercise with a score of 9.4, and added a second-place showing in the uneven bars.

Abby Nelson was second in the floor exercise with a 9.25 and third in the beam. Kailey Askew added a pair of third-place efforts in the bars and floor exercise and senior captain Megan Busse chipped in a fourth-place finish in the bars in her final varsity meet.

Fifth-place finishes were supplied by Kidron Stromwell in the balance beam and Cami Marx in the floor exercise.

The Irish will go after another high team score tomorrow night when they compete in the Section 3AA Championships at Eagan High School.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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