Trojan gymnasts win Section 2AA Championship

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Jay Schneider, The New Prague Times

(Photo courtesy of New Prague Trojans)

For the first time since 2014 the New Prague gymnastics team will be making a trip to the State Tournament.

The Trojans scored a season- high 142.875 to claim the Section 2AA Championship Thursday, March 18 at Bloomington Jefferson High School.

Lakeville North, the defending Class AA State Champions, placed second (141.750) and Lakeville South placed third (140.325) in the eight-team Sectional.

The Trojans advanced to State in 2014 as a Class A team. In 2016 they were moved up to Class AA. The last time they advanced as a Class AA school was in 1985.

In addition to the team title, four gymnasts advanced in their respective individual events. They were senior Allie Eischens on the balance beam, junior Ellie Morris on the floor exercise and the bars, sophomore Ella Barsness on the floor exercise, and sophomore Samantha Solheid in the all-around.

“It was an amazing night,” Trojan head coach Mark Morphew said. “The girls came in with...

To see more on this story pick up the March 25, 2021 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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