Stugelmeyer leads Legacy to strong showing

Stugelmeyer leads Legacy to strong showing


Legacy's Madison Deics earned a 9.40 score in the floor exercise at the Ziegler Invitational meet Friday at the Bismarck Gymnastics Academy.

Legacy senior Elicca Stugelmeyer turned in a typically steady performance on Friday.

The Sabers' ace gymnast placed in the top five in all four events en route to a strong 36.1 all-around score and second-place finish at the Julie Ziegler Memorial meet at the Bismarck Gymnastics Academy.

The only athlete to finish ahead of Stugelmeyer was Dickinson standout Ayana Fossum and her total of 36.325. Fossum is the defending all around state champion.

Dickinson, which has won the last four state championships, rolled to the team title. The Midgets posted a lofty 144.975 total. Legacy's 138.975 was far and away the second-best score.

Stugelmeyer was third on beam (9.0), vault (8.85) and floor (9.35) to lead the Sabers, who placed four in the top 10 all-around standings.

Sophomore Madison Deics, topped by her second-place finish on beam, (9.050) was sixth overall (35.150) for the Sabers.

Junior Zoe Prince ended 10th in the all around, featuring a second-place performance on vault (9.15) for Legacy.

Century placed third in the six-team meet, although only four teams fielded complete lineups.

The Patriots got a victory from eighth-grader Teah Schulte, topping all 30 scorers in the beam with a winning mark of 9.3. Schulte finished eighth in the all around with a score of 34.600.

Mandan's top all-arounder was Jericah Lockner, an eighth-grader, with a score of 32.3. Sophomore Kendal Blair was seventh on vault (8.6).

Next up is the Starstruck Invite Friday, Jan. 24 at Starion Sports Complex in Mandan.


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