Gymnastics: Little Falls’ LeBlanc takes first, Hanson third in all-around versus Becker

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Junior Rachelle LeBlanc posted a season-best score to claim first in the all-around as the Little Falls gymnastics team squared off against 11th-ranked Becker, Tuesday.

LeBlanc finished with an overall total of 37.125, matching her all-time best with a 9.6 on floor exercise while also winning on beam (9.4) and vault (9.2) and placing second on bars (8.925).

Senior Amanda Hanson earned third in the all-around with a career-best score of 32.075, sparked by a fifth-place performance on floor (8.7).

Junior Taylor Axel placed fifth on vault (8.45) and posted career bests on floor (8.4) and beam (7.35) and senior Caitlean Plumski turned in a personal best on bars (6.8).

“Our two all-arounders, Rachelle LeBlanc and Amanda Hanson, did an outstanding job tonight and were a huge part of us getting to 130,” Little Falls co-head coach Shelley LeBlanc said.

“Rachelle had four great routines on all events and Amanda has been adding new skills to increase her difficulty,” she said. “It paid off for her tonight.”

Becker won the team match-up 138.425-130.575.