It was certainly a happy birthday for Allie Trebesch.

Trebesch, a seventh-grader, earned a trip to the 2012-13 state gymnastics meet with a first-place finish in the vault at the Section 3AA Championships on Friday, Feb. 16, at Eagan High School - the day after her 13th birthday.

Trebesch tied for third place in the vault with a 9.475 - her highest score ever in the event - to become the first gymnast to reach state in head coach Julie Dornseif's three-year regime as head coach. Dornseif is also Trebesch's mom.