The countdown: Top local sports stories of 2012

Published 12:00 pm Friday, December 28, 2012

Austin's Sela Fadness finishes off her uneven parallel bars routine during the Minnesota State Girls' Gymnastics Meet at the Sports Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota Saturday.

8) Fadness is golden

Austin’s Sela Fadness became Austin’s first gymnastics state champion since 2002 when she tied for first place in the floor exercise with a score of 9.650 at the state gymnastics meet in 2012.

Fadness also had a big day in other events as she took third in the all-around, fourth in the bars and third in the vault.

Fadness, who is a junior, is back this season and she’s hoping to make a run at an all-around title.

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