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Alexandria dance first in kick, second in jazz at Willmar Invite

The Cardinals edged ROCORI in the high kick competition, while the Spartans did the same to Alexandria in jazz.

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The Alexandria Cardinals dance team holds up its trophies from the Willmar Invite where the Cardinals finished first in the high kick competition and second in jazz. Contributed photo

The Alexandria dance team went to Willmar on Friday and got a first-place finish in kick and a second-place finish in jazz.

The Cardinals won the six-team high-kick competition with a ranking point total of 4. That was just in front of ROCORI (6) in second place, while New London-Spicer was third (9).

The roles were reversed in the jazz competition where ROCORI took first place (3) and the Cardinals were second (6). Willmar rounded out the top three (10) in that division.

Alexandria will host its biggest home invite of the season next as the Cardinals welcome in a full field of teams on Jan. 8 starting at 9 a.m. from Alexandria Area High School.

WILLMAR INVITE RANKING POINT TOTALS

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HIGH KICK - 1. Alexandria - 4; 2. ROCORI - 6; 3. New London-Spicer - 9; 4. Willmar - 11; 5. Litchfield - 15; 6. RCW - 18

JAZZ - 1. ROCORI - 3; 2. Alexandria - 6; 3. Willmar - 10; 4. Providence Academy - 12.5; 5. New London-Spicer - 13; 6. RCW - 18

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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