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February 18, 2013

SCGA gymnasts perform in January meets

ALBANY —  In January, the gymnasts from Sumter County Gymnastics Academy competed in two meets: The Round Up Invitational in Macon, Ga. and the Outlaw Invitational in Albany, Ga.

The Level 2s placed fourth as a team in Albany. Kaia MacLennan scored a 9.175 on bars for a first place finish and also finished first all around with a 35.225. Kursten Dutcher scored a 9.0 on vault for a fourth place finish, and Mia Mixon placed third on bars with an 8.875. Gracie Burrell scored an 8.95 on beam for second, Julia Clare Hubbard placed third on beam with an 8.65, and Ella Arnold also placed third on beam with her score of an 8.45.

The Level 3s also placed fourth as a team in Albany. Sophie Waldrop placed first on beam with a 9.2 and also first all around with a 35.55. Macie Deriso placed first on bars with a 9.05 and Halle Crenshaw placed first on beam with a 9.05. Kyiah Welborn placed first on vault with an 8.85, Madison Ingram placed first on floor with an 8.55, and Jaelyn Wynn placed fist on beam with an 8.55.

The Level 4s finished second as a team in Albany. Passion Thomas won first place on vault with a score of 9.325. Madison Smith placed first on floor with an 8.55. Averi Smith scored an 8.45 on vault for second place, Jadie Burrell placed third on vault with an 8.3, and Georgia Torbert also placed third on vault with a 7.95.

The Prep Optional 2 girls also finished second as a team. Brittany Eason won vault with a 9.25 and Melinda Busman placed first on floor with a 9.2. Sarah Murphy placed first on bars with an 8.95 and Rene Rix placed first on floor with an 8.75. Perri DeVane scored an 8.65 for second place on floor and Lauren Holloway placed second on bars with an 8.25.

Also competing were the Prep Optional Beginner and Prep Optional 1 girls. Neither group had enough members to compete as a team at either meet, but both brought home many individual awards. Hailey Howard placed first on bars with an 8.2 in the Prep Optional Beginner group. In the Prep Optional 1 group, Mahogany Bridges scored a 9.2 for first place on vault. Savanna Goodin placed first on vault with an 8.7 and Gracie Bush placed first on beam with an 8.5. Candice Wiggins placed second on floor with an 8.55 and Miranda Green finished fifth on floor with an 8.0

“All of our girls are working so hard to continue to improve. We have been so impressed by the work ethic of our gymnasts. You can see the drive and determination on their faces when they compete and can tell they are enjoying it.”

“We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a meet on March 2 at the Columns at Boone Park in the gymnastics center. More information will be coming, but this will be a great chance to come see our gymnasts performing.”


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