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The Aexandria dance team's kick squad finished fifth at the Alexandria Invitational last Saturday. Members of the team (left to right) Kenzie Stark, Paige Revering, Shelby Steidl, Alexis Kokett and Madison Groettum kick up their heels during the competition. (Lori Mork, Echo Press)
The Aexandria dance team's kick squad finished fifth at the Alexandria Invitational last Saturday. Members of the team (left to right) Kenzie Stark, Paige Revering, Shelby Steidl, Alexis Kokett and Madison Groettum kick up their heels during the competition. (Lori Mork, Echo Press)

Alexandria dance: Cards kick it up at invitational

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Cardinals Alexandria, 56308

Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

The Cardinal girls' high kick and jazz dance teams finished fifth and ninth overall in the annual Alexandria Invitational dance competition that featured 33 teams and many of the top squads in the state.

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"The Cardinals had a great day of competition," said head coach Christine Reilly. "The varsity teams had their best performances of the season and placed fifth out of a field of 15 in the Class AA kick competition. They came out ninth out of 13 teams in the Class AA jazz division.

"The varsity team has really stepped it up in the last couple of weeks," she added. "They are working harder than ever and have been focused on eliminating mistakes, putting a lot of strength in their moves and continuing to push the height of their kicks. They have improved in all of these areas, and gave a fantastic performance on Saturday."

Winning the Class AA jazz division was Rocori, while Montevideo won the Class AA kick portion of the meet.

Defending state champion in both events, Aitkin captured both the Class A kick and jazz divisions on Saturday.

ALEXANDRIA DANCE

INVITATIONAL

CLASS AA VARSITY JAZZ - 1. Rocori 5.5, 2. Sauk Rapids 5.5, 3. Pequot Lakes 8, 4. Detroit Lakes 12, 5. Bemidji 19, 6. Montevideo 20.5, 7. St. Cloud Apollo 21, 8. Monticello 22.5, 9. Alexandria 26, 10. Albany 26, 11. Fergus Falls 31, 12. Crookston 36, 13. Melrose DQ.

CLASS AA VARSITY KICK - 1. Montevideo 4.5, 2. Rocori 4.5, 3. Sauk Rapids 10, 4. Pequot Lakes 11.5, 5. Alexandria 13, 6. St. Cloud Apollo 19, 7. Bemidji 20, 8. Detroit Lakes 22, 9. Willmar 27, 10. Albany 31, 11. Fergus Falls 33.5, 12. Melrose 37, 13. Annandale 39, 14. Monticello 40, 15. Crookston 44.

CLASS A VARSITY JAZZ - 1. Aitkin 3, 2. Duluth Marshall 6, 3. Yellow Medicine East 8, 4. Frazee 12.5, 5. Pelican Rapids 15, 6. Lac qui Parle Valley 18, 7. BOLD 21.5, 8. Tracy 23, 9. United Clay Becker 30, 10. Pierz 30.5, 11. Lakeview 32, 12. PACT 36, 13. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 37, 14. Maccray 40.

CLASS A VARSITY KICK - 1. Aitkin 4.5, 2. Lac qui Parle Valley 6.5, 3. Yellow Medicine East 6.5, 4. Duluth Marshall 14.5, 5. BOLD 19, 6. Pierz 19.5, 7. Pelican Rapids 20, 8. Frazee 21.5, 9. PACT 23, 10. Tracy 26, 11. Lakeview 37, 12. Maccray 37, 13. Wadena 40, 14. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 40.5, 15. United Clay Becker 43, 16. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 44.5, 17. Canby 51.5, 18. Spectrum 52.

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