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Marquette gymnast Haddie Ketzenberger makes Last Chance her best one

Marquette’s Haddie Ketzenberger performs her floor exercise in a high school gymnastics meet against Negaunee held at the Barb Crill Gymnasium in Marquette on Jan. 29. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

MARQUETTE — If this really was her last chance, Marquette gymnast Haddie Ketzenberger made the most of it.

Ketzenberger not only won the all-around, but recorded the top score on all four apparatuses during the Last Chance high school meet held at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday.

With regionals looming two weeks away, Ketzenberger rolled up 35.45 points in the all-around, more than two points ahead of runner-up May Waters of Negaunee, who had 33.30.

Ketzenberger’s most dominant performance came in balance beam, where she scored 9.70, more than a full point ahead of May’s 8.55 as runner-up.

The Redette gymnast also scored 9.20 in the floor exercise, 8.50 on vault and 8.10 on uneven bars.

The top five all-around performers pose with their trophies at the conclusion of the Last Chance meet held at Marquette Senior High School on Saturday. In the middle is winner Haddie Ketzenberger of Marquette, who totaled 35.45 points. Runner-up May Waters of Negaunee is second from left, third-place Grace Henning of Marquette is second from right, fourth-place Tally Rasmussen of Marquette is at far left and fifth-place Julia King of Marquette is at far right. (Photo courtesy Bridget Johnson)

Waters was second in three of those disciplines. In addition to her runner-up score on beam, she scored 9.05 on floor and 8.25 on vault while adding a third-place 7.45 on bars.

Pulling out the other runner-up finish was Marquette’s Tally Rasmussen on bars, where she beat out Waters by 0.05 of a point with 7.50. Rasmussen was fourth in all-around with 31.25, actually tied with teammate Grace Henning, who was awarded third.

Rasmussen added a third in beam with 8.45, fourth in vault with 8.10 and fifth on floor with 8.10.

Henning was third on floor with 8.25 and vault with 8.15 while placing fourth in bars, just 0.05 of a point behind May at 7.40.

All-around fifth-place Julia King had three top-five scores — fourth in floor with 8.10, fifth in beam with 7.60 and tied for fifth in vault with 8.00.

Three other gymnasts also had top-five performances — Riley Carlson of Negaunee was fourth on beam with 7.65, Lizzy Burzynski of Marquette fifth on bars with 6.80 and Ozzie Newcomb of Marquette tied for fifth in vault with 8.00.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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