World Class stars at regional champs

Published 10:14 pm Thursday, April 7, 2011

World Class Gymnastics competitors helped Virginia teams to outstanding finishes in the Level 8 Regional Championships in Sewell, N.J. Saturday and Sunday.

The Regional Championships brings together teams of the best gymnasts from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., with a team from each state.

The regional level is the highest a Level 8 gymnast can reach, and World Class had 10 gymnasts on the Virginia teams, ranging from ages 10-16. Bria Hill, Kristen Williamson, Hannah Mahanes, Kaitlyn Tudor, Katlyn Turek, Taylor Miezejeski, Jessica Scott, Hope Nelson, Athena Gibson and Grace Hoepfner were the Virginia gymnasts from World Class.

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Miezejeski and Scott, both age 12, were two of the six gymnasts on the Junior C Team Virginia which tied for first. In the individual competition, Miezejeski won on beam with a score of 9.525, was second in the all-around and bars and third in the vault.

Virginia’s Junior A team finished second with Gibson, 11, on the team.

Virginia finished second in the Senior B division with Mahanes, 14, on the team.

Tudor and Turek, both 13, were on the third-place Virginia Senior A team.

World Class Gymnastics results

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Level 5

Age 11+: Rachel Joaquin – 2nd Bars 9.35, 1st Beam 9.425, 1st Floor 8.95, 1st AA 35.825, Anna Goldsmith – 2nd Beam 9.175, 2nd Floor 8.625, Emily Ord – 1st Bars 9.65

Age 7-10: Sydney Grimes – 1st bars 9.45, 1st Beam 9.425, 2nd AA 35.9

Team: 2nd place 108.05

Level 4

Age 12+: Elizabeth Wells – 1st bars 9.4, 1st beam 9.35, 1st floor 9.025, 1st AA 36.85

Age 9-11: Jenna Fletcher – 2nd vault 9.25, 1st bars 9.625, 2nd AA 36.9, Sarah Harrell – 2nd floor 9.2, Tria Coleman – 2nd beam 9.325, Fatih Chamblee – 2nd bars 9.55, Savannah Harris – 1st vault 9.275

Age 6-8: Abigail White – 1st bars 9.7, 1st AA 37.15, Mia Davis – 1st floor 9.25, 2nd AA 36.825, Crystiana McCollum – 2nd vault 9.25, 1st beam 9.25, 2nd floor 9.15, Julianne Moccia – 1st vault 9.4, 2nd beam 9.225, Kerry Straw – 2T vault 9.25

Team: 1st place 112.375