Hanson leads gymnasts during loss to Hendricks

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With teammate Mariah Ahrndt sitting out due to an illness, Halle Hanson led the Fighting Braves last week against Hendricks, placing second in the all-around.

The Benson-KMS gymnastics team lost its last regular-season meet against Hendricks-RTR, Friday night in Benson, 136.35-132.575.  The Fighting Braves were competing without the services of their leading gymnast, sophomore Mariah Ahrndt, who was out with an illness.

Halle Hanson placed second in the all-around for Benson-KMS, while teammate Makenna Kelley was fourth.

The loss dropped the team’s record to 4-3 heading into this Saturday’s WCC Meet at Morris.  The Section 6A Meet is set for Saturday, Feb. 17 at Litchfield and the State Gymnastics Meet is set for Feb. 23-24 on the U of M campus.

“We are hoping to get our team healthy as we head into the postseason,” coach Kathy Ahrndt said.  “We have been hit hard by influenza.  Many of our athletes have been out sick for over a week.  We’re hoping to get our strength and stamina back before the tournaments....”

 

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Pictured: With teammate Mariah Ahrndt sitting out due to an illness, Halle Hanson led the Fighting Braves last week against Hendricks, placing second in the all-around.

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