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Britton-Hecla eighth grader Sterling Mertens qualified for the Class A state gymnastics meet in balance beam, the uneven parallel bars, and vault by placing among the top 40 in the state in regional competition. She will compete at Aberdeen Central on Saturday.

Mertens Qualifies For State Meet

Eighth grader Sterling Mertens will represent the Britton-Hecla gymnastics team at the Class A state meet in Aberdeen on Saturday.

Mertens qualified for state individual competition in the uneven parallel bars, balance beam, and vault at the Region 1 meet held in Madison on Thursday. She was the only B-H gymnasts to place in the region, taking 12th on the bars. The Lady Braves did not qualify as a team for the state meet.

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