Strong Performances by Academy Girls at Amherst, NS Competition
The Island Gymnastics Academy girl’s competitive team dominated at the March Break Invitational in Amherst, NS over the weekend and won all-around medals in virtually every category, securing yet more positions on Team PEI for the upcoming Atlantics in Nova Scotia and the Eastern Canadian Championships in Newfoundland.
The Academy’s best performances of the weekend were from the Novice 3 girls. The Novice 3 team claimed 1st through 3rd in the all-around, with Academy athletes on the podium for all four apparatus. Chelsea MacLeod, PEI’s top-ranked Novice 3 gymnast, led the team with the all-around gold medal. Tessa McGuigan and Paige Mills took the silver and bronze all-around medals. Sydney Sear was 6th on beam and her strong scores secured her spot to Atlantics.
The top performer in the Argo 1 girl’s team was Lauren MacDonald with the overall bronze. Teammates Ella Hickey won floor, Katie Gaudet won vault and Lindsay Ching won floor.
Rae-Lee MacDonald took the overall gold medal on Argo 2 and well as 1st on beam. PEI’s top-ranked Tyro 2, Emma Christensen, was 1st on floor. PEI’s top-ranked Novice 2, Dara MacInnis, took all-around gold in her category. Teammate Emily Doucette was the bars champion and Callie Thompson won floor. In Open 2, Samantha Macadam was the overall silver medalist and took top spot on floor. Jenny Campbell claimed 1st place on bars.
In Open 3, Natalie Haddad was the top Academy gymnast with the silver all-around medal. Teammate Megan Doucette also secured her score to qualify for Eastern’s with strong routines on all events.
“We were thrilled with our meet results this weekend. Such strong performances are encouraging as we head into Provincial Championships, and the final Team PEI selection.” says Academy Women’s Program Director Sharon Gareau.Argo 1 Lauren MacDonald: 3rd All-Around, 3rd Bars, 4th Beam, 4th Floor Ella Hickey: 1st Floor Ida Christensen: 5th Floor Anna Paquet: 6th Floor Katie Gaudet: 1st Vault Lindsay Ching: 6th Beam, 1st Floor Argo 2 Rae-Lee MacDonald: 1st All-Around, 5th Vault, 4th Bars, 1st Beam, 3rd Floor Dayley Wood: 4th All-Around, 4th Vault, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor Tyro 2 Emma Germain: 4th All-Around, 3rd Beam Emma Christensen: 5th All-Around, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor Molly Rainnie: 6th All-Around, 5th Beam Novice 2 Dara MacInnis: 1st All-Around, 3rd Vault, 6th Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor Emily Doucette: 2nd All-Around, 1st Bars, 4th Beam Elizabeth McQuaid: 5th All-Around, 5th Bars, 5th Beam Callie Thomson: 6th Vault, 1st Floor Clare Murphy: 2nd Bars, 6th Beam Open 2 Samantha MacAdam: 2nd All-Around, 5th Vault, 5th Bars, 4th Beam, 1st Floor Morgan MacDonald: 3rd All-Around, 3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, 6th Beam, 2nd Floor Jenny Campbell: 5th All-Around, 6th Vault, 1st Bars, 4th Floor Argo 3 Reese Kelly: 1st All-Around Tyro 3 Alexa McClure: 6th All-Around, 6th Vault, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor Novice 3 Chelsea MacLeod: 1st All-Around, 6th Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 4th Floor Tessa McGuigan: 2nd All-Around, 1st Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor Paige Mills: 3rd All-Around, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam Sydney Sear: 6th Beam Open 3 Natalie Haddad: 2nd All-Around, 2nd Vault, 6th Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor Megan Doucette: 6th All-Around, 4th Vault, 4th Floor
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