Nine gymnasts from the Comox Valley’s Chimo Gymnastics Club made the trip to Prince George for the 2013 Provincial Gymnastics Championships recently and demonstrated they are among the best in B.C.
The team had a fabulous time together touring Prince George and enjoying the final days of their spring break together at a this important competition.
Lauren Carr topped all competitors in the P3 Open category, winning the floor apparatus with a score of 12.5. With strong placings in bars (fourth) and beam (fifth) she finished third overall.
Closely following her in the same category, Sawyer Sturam placed sixth overall with top 10 placings in bars, beam and vault. Competing in the P2 Novice category, Josee Jalbert, placed fourth overall: second on floor, sixth on bars and eighth on beam.
Several gymnasts were competing in new categories, testing out new skills and breaking into tougher competition. Sophia Mossie and Kira Magor placed in the top 10 for the beam event and were among the top 15 overall in their respective categories of P3 Tyro and P2 Novice. A new competitor, Hannah Vallevand, turned in some solid performances to place well in the P2 Open category.
Maiah Tanner (P2 Tyro), and Isabella Pelletier (P2 Open), both placed ninth overall in their categories while Kaylee Guignard (P3 Novice), highlighted her competition with a solid fifth place on the floor.
Isabella placed fifth on beam and sixth on uneven bars while Maiah placed seventh on both the floor and beam with took eighth on the vault.
Coaches Toni Vance and Ford White commented that they were very proud of their team and hope to see continued great results in upcoming meets leading up to the Island Championships in June.
– Chimo Gymnastics