WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Jeni Petersen made her third and final appearance for the Grantsburg girls co-op gymnastics team in Saturday’s WIAA Division 2 state final.
To end her senior season, Petersen qualified for the state final in three events and with one of those being the all-around, she competed in all four events to complete an all-around score. Her score of 31.186 put her 26th in the final standings and one of her event scores garnered a top-20 finish.
Petersen finished 18th at the uneven bars with an 8.033, more than a point behind Whitefish Bay’s Addie Gallun, who won the event with a 9.383. Petersen also got a top-25 finish in the floor exercise with an 8.467, tying for 23rd. Mount Horeb’s Drea O’Connell won the event with a 9.567.
At the vault, Petersen’s 8.133 would have been good for a 31st-place finish, though this was one of two events in which she was not an individual qualifier. Gallun topped this event also, finishing with a 9.533.
Petersen’s 7.183 at the balance beam would have put her 36th in the individual standings, which O’Connell won with a 9.333. Petersen also finished as a second-team all-state selection in the floor exercise for Division 2.
“Extremely proud of all (Petersen’s) accomplishments,” Grantsburg coach Kathy Lund said. “She ended her gymnastics career with three trips to state.”