Central places at league dance-cheer invitational


PELLA—Central College took second place in the new game day division of the third annual American Rivers Competitive Dance and Cheer Invitational staged at the University of Dubuque Sunday.

The Dutch finished with 79.6 points in the division, a combined dance and cheer category, while Nebraska Wesleyan University won with 87.9. Central’s dance team was third in the jazz division and tied for third in the hip hop division while placing fourth in pom.

The squad is coached by Lexi Hanna, assisted by Kirsten Overton.

The league invitational returns to Dubuque next February with Loras College serving as the host school.

Dance team

Natalie Brader So. Fairfield, Iowa

TiAhnna Bryant Fr. Donnellson, Iowa

Carin Corrick So. Fairfield, Iowa

Meredeth Fiori Fr. Grimes, Iowa

Chloe Howell Fr. Indianola, Iowa

Madelyn Johnson So. Boone, Iowa

Brooke Schott So. Coggon, Iowa

Cheer team

Yuan Bank So. Littleton, Colo.

McCayla Dahlberg Fr. Des Moines, Iowa

Kiera Dixon Jr. Walker, Iowa

Gaby Menninga So. Ottumwa, Iowa

Amber Selim Sr. Afton, Iowa

Taryn Sikkema So. De Witt, Iowa

Marcy Torgerson Sr. Madrid, Iowa