Alexandria dance team: Cards eighth at Brainerd
By: Lori Mork, Alexandria Echo Press
Alexandria’s dance team traveled to Brainerd for the first competition of the season, finishing eighth in a field that included all of the Central Lakes Conference teams.
“The varsity team had a decent first performance,” said head coach Christine Reilly. “Teams placing sixth through ninth were all close – within 25 points of each other out of a possible 500.
“The Cardinals’ strength is their kick technique and their scores were decent in the kick category, which makes up 30 percent of a team’s score.
“The team was seven members strong and they are to be given a lot of credit for staying positive and putting their best foot forward,” said their coach. “We are short several members due to illness and injury, and will be a larger and stronger kick team upon the return of these team members.”
Brainerd earned top honors with a team score of 372.
Alexandria will now be at Detroit Lakes tomorrow, Saturday, and won’t compete again until Saturday, December 8, when they will be at the Albany Invitational.
TEAM SCORES – 1. Brainerd 372, 2. Sartell 366, 3. St. Cloud Tech 349, 4. Rocori 325, 5. Sauk Rapids-Rice 312, 6. St. Cloud Apollo 279, 7. Willmar