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Gymnast Christiansen places third in Raleigh

Christiansen finished fourth on vault with a score of 8.5. On bars she performed, for the first time in competition, the Shootover, which is a flying release move from the high bar to the low bar. She finished second on bars with a score of 8.10. She finished fifth on the balance beam with a score of 8.2 and she took sixth place on the floor exercise with a score of 8.95.&bsp; Christiansen had an all around score of 33.75 and finished third in the all around judging. &bsp;

Christiansen has trained gymnastics for nine years and has competed for six years, all under the leadership of Coach Jana Williamson. Christiansen is the daughter of Don and Lynne Christiansen of Mill Spring and she is a freshman at Polk County High School.