Gymnastics: Elks stay unbeaten, top Centennial in closest meet 134 to 129

The Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman gymnasts posted their 41st straight dual meet win, beating Centennial in their closest meet of the year, 134.575 to 129.1, on Thursday evening in Circle Pines.

The Elks, working on their fourth straight unbeaten season and NWSC championship, are 7-0 in conference and 8-0 overall. They will close the regular season hosting Park Center next Thursday.

“Great meet for the team,” said Elk coach Jackie Deiley, adding that scoring was lower than usual but the judges were consistent. “Centennial looked solid as well.”

Elk senior Kaylee Jondahl again won all four events, totaling 36.05, and Krista Kovar was solid as well with  33.2 for second place. Nicole Stott of Centennial was next with 33.2.

Deiley noted that Kendra Hambleton had a beautiful floor routine that scored 8.36 for fifth place, and that Katie Fleck is peaking at the right time, scoring 32.4 all-around for fifth place.