Forty-two athletes with the Triple A Tumbling Team in Vandalia competed at state in Pana this spring. There were three first places, three seconds and two fourths. Twenty-nine of the girls finished in the top 10 in their groups, winning trophies and 17 of the team members will be attending nationals June 16-20 in Rapid City S.D.Team members are Kelli Cook, Liah Hoyle, Jenni Mezo, Lexie and Dakota Kruep, Peyton Dothager, Haylee Hediger, Livi Wehrle, Sara Manley, Faith Duplayee, Laynie and Bailey Taylor, Brookllyn, Ryliegh and Kamryn Jolliff, Morgan Lofland, Patti Kennedy, Kaylee Rosenkoetter, Elly Hall, Delaney Kopp, Emma Durbin, Kaelyn Graumenz,Hannah Warner, Payton White, Addie, Shelby and Corie Sasse, Sophie Harrison, Karlee Vanuytven, Macy Wright, Zoe Saatterthwaite, Josie Womack, Emma Kershaw, Isabelle Daiber, Elizabeth Barenfanger, Ashton Smith, Alyssa Challans, Dawsyn Evans, Ellika Whiteman, Anna Kramer, Aurora Richardson and Lauren Hagy. They are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman, Deb Richardson, Ashley and Josh Sebright.
Members of the Triple A Tumbling Team in Vandalia who captured state championships at Pana this spring are shown at right. From left are: Jenni Mezo, age