For the fourth straight season Kelsi Magers is headed to the Class A State Gymnastics Meet.
The Redwood Valley senior capped off a strong season Saturday afternoon at the Section 3A Meet in Luverne by winning the vault, finishing third on beam and fourth in the All-Around.
“I thought Sections went really well,” Magers said, “To be able to get fourth in the All-Around was a great surprise.”
Martin Co. Area edged Jackson Co. Central (142.7-141.35) to capture the team title while Pipestone Area (130.75) and Redwood Valley (128.1) finished third and fourth respectively in the nine team event.
Magers meanwhile stood out for the Cardinals by winning the vault with a score of 9.375, placing third on beam with a 9.1, scoring a 9.0 on floor and a 7.65 on bars to total 35.125 in the All-Around to finish fourth.
The state tournament veteran will compete Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.
“It was exciting to see her get through in the All-Around,”?Coach Dean Wilson said, “I think she has a great shot to finish strong this weekend. For me if she could get on the podium on vault that would be the ultimate goal.”
Magers competed on vault the past three season finishing 10th as a freshman (9.525), 12th as a sophomore (9.3875) and 14th as a junior (9.375).
“I’m really hoping to finish sixth or better and get on the podium,” she said, “I’ve been working on lay-out tsuks which are worth 10 points so hopefully I can land that up at state.”
Junior Abby MacHolda just missed advancing on bars recording an 8.55 to finish in sixth place.

Section 3A Team Results - Martin Co. Area 142.7, JCC 141.35, Pipestone Area 130.75, Redwood Valley 128.1, Marshall 127.6, Worthington 127.55, St. James 124.825, Luverne 124.7, Windom Area 122.875
Vault - 1)Magers (RV) 9.375*, 2)Paige Breneman (MCA) 9.375, 3)Rebecca Steen (MCA) 9.25, 4)Tara Svalland (WHS) 9.15 (*tiebreaker)
Floor - 1)Matraca Steen (MCA) 9.575, 2)Briel Hendrickson (JCC) 9.525, Sydnee Donnelli (JCC)?9.325, 4)Brandi Sether-Hassing (JCC) 9.175
Beam - 1)Morgan Halverson (JCC) 9.425, 2)Breneman (MCA) 9.325, Magers (RV)?9.1, Sether-Hassing (JCC) 8.925
Bars - 1)Sether-Hassing (JCC) 9.05, 2)Linnea Erickson (MCA) 9.025, 3)Rebecca Steen (MCA) 8.925, 4)Nikki McNair (Mar) 8.85
All-Around - 1)Rebecca Steen (MCA) 35.925, 2)McNair (Mar) 35.6, 3)Erickson (MCA) 35.475, 4)Magers (RV) 35.125