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Britton-Hecla’s Sterling Mertens competed in floor exercise in a meet earlier this season. Mertens placed ninth in the uneven bars and vault at the state meet in Watertown on Friday.

Gymnasts Looking To Future

Mertens Places At State Meet

Britton-Hecla gymnastics coach Angela Grupe sees big things for her squad in the future after a solid performance at the state meet in Watertown on Friday.

The Lady Braves qualified as a team for the state meet for the first time in four years and finished last in the nine-team field, but the young local gymnasts showed steady progress all season.

“We had a very nice building season and will be able to climb from there at the start of next season,” said Grupe. “This team worked hard all year and got a taste of what they can accomplish. I expect big things out of this group in the coming years.”

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