The competitive season for the Halton Hills Gymnastics Centre concluded recently with the invitational meet at Gemini Gymnastics in Oshawa. The competition began with the Ontario Development Program event, where the gymnasts are assessed in the areas of strength, speed, power, endurance, flexibility and handstand development. This gave girls in the beginner group their first competition experience. The girls participating were: Grace Turner (Gold score), Danielle Logozny (Bronze score), Lindsay Quinn (Silver score), Maya Da Silva (Gold score), Emma Heaps (Silver score), Nita Stranaghan (Silver score), Emily McClements (Bronze score), plus Gabrielle Pearce (Bronze score) from the Mini Pre-competitive group. In the level 3 competition Ashley Butler achieved her best result with a gold on bars in the 8year-old category, finishing third overall, while Lily Hughes attained her highest score on bars in the same level. Competing in the 9year-old level 3 division, Anica Chouinard finished second overall including hold medals on bars and beam. Halton Hills athletes competing in the Level 4 events were again successful. In the 10-year-old group, Jasmine Gilmour and Melissa Pennington finished first and second overall, with Gilmour winning golds on bars and floor, and Pennington winning gold on beam. Taylor Belcher also won her group, competing in the 11-yearold division, including gold medals
Halton Hills Gymnastic Centre members (from left) Daisy Murphy, Cassandra Mathews and Syandene Baker took time out for a photo during the Centre's final competitive meet of the season in Oshawa. Submitted photo on vault and beam, while Sara gold score on floor, beam and bars. Villani achieved a high total of Shannon Daley again competed 37.375 also with two golds in win- consistently in reaching the gold ning the 9-year-old group. standard on bars and just missed In the 8-year-old category, the gold all-around title. Bridget Irving had her best result in In the 9-year-old group, Laura achieving the gold standard on Mazzuca achieved her best result beam, while Savannah Wepf gained with a bronze on bars, while her highest score on vault. And in Jennifer Krause succeeded in scorthe 7 year old group Daisy Murphy ing above nine on beam and floor. achieved a score of 9.0 on beam Competing in the Level 5 age 10 while Syandene Baker also gained and 11 division, Marissa Parker her top score on beam. gained a score of 9.4 on vault to In the Level 5 age 8 division, win silver and finished with a score Lauren Rock reached the gold stan- of 36.35 all-around. In the Level 6 dard on vault, bars and floor to fin- age 8 group Melanie Butler comish with a total of 37.1, while peted well on all events to finish Mikaela Telschow also achieved the third overall with a gold on the all-around gold standard, plus the vault.