Gymnasts return from invitational

Michaela Newberry works on some beam skills during practice on Tuesday. - Greg Sabatino photo
Michaela Newberry works on some beam skills during practice on Tuesday.
— image credit: Greg Sabatino photo

The Williams Lake Gymnastics Club competitive team flipped to Prince George early May for the Prince George Invitational Gymnastics Meet.

WLGC coach Chelsea Bailey said she continues to see improvement.

“Every competition they get better,” Bailey said.

In the level one tyro division Chloe Lutters posted solid results for a seventh-place overall finish in a field of 18 gymnasts. Chloe’s best event proved to be on vault, where she scored 11.75 points to finish fifth.

Ashia Chutskoff, meanwhile, in the same division, had her best score on floor — a 9.75-point effort.

Katie Chipman, in her first year as a competitive gymnast, finished fifth overall in the level one novice/open division, competing against a field of members of the Prince George Gymnastics Club. Chipman’s best event was an 11.1-point score on bars.

Level one argo gymnast Gabrielle Gracia finished eighth overall in her division, posting two top-five scores in a large category. Gracia scored 10.95 on vault and 11.55 on bars in those events.

Andrew Bettles, competing in the level three men’s division, medalled in four events for a gold-medal all-around finish. Bettles won  gold medals on vault and floor, won a silver medal on mushroom and a bronze medal on high bar.

In the provincial three open division Michaela Newberry placed eighth on vault.

Thea Lutters, meanwhile, finished with a fourth overall finish in the provincial two argo category. Thea won a bronze-medal on vault and placed fight on bars and beam at the meet.

The WLGC is now gearing up for the Ogopogo Invitational in Kelowna at the end of the month.

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