Solid Performances by Academy Girls at Amherst, NS Competition

The Island Gymnastics Academy girl’s competitive team saw much success at the March Break Invitational in Amherst, NS over the weekend and won numerous all-around medals, working towards positions on Team PEI for the upcoming Atlantics in Charlottetown and the Eastern Canadian Championships in Ontario.

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PEI’s top-ranked Argo 2, Sophie Mayne, won gold in the all-around following 2nd place finishes on vault, bars, beam and 1st on floor. Teammate Katie Gaudet placed 5th overall and 5th on bars and beam. Gaudet was also the top vaulter in Argo 2. Emily Gallant placed 6th on vault.

 Emma MacIntyre took the gold overall medal in Tyro 3 and 4th on floor and vault. MacIntyre finished 1st on bars and beam. Jenaya Ross was 3rd all-around, after placing 4th on vault, 3rd on bars and beam, and 2nd on floor. Teammate Bria Gallant was fourth overall. Gallant placed 5th on beam, and 3rd on bars, beam, and floor.

 In Novice 4, Selina Mahajer won gold in the all-around as well as 3rd on vault, bars, and beam and 2nd on floor. Tessa McGuigan was 3rd overall and placed 4th on vault, 2nd on bars and 1st on beam. Paige Mills was 6th all-around and the top Novice 4 vaulter. Mills also placed 6th on floor and 4th on bars. Chelsea MacLeod was 5th on vault and floor and 6th on bars.

 In Argo 1, Ella MacDougall took top place on bars and beam, 3rd on vault and 4th on floor to finish 1st all-around. Maggie Campbell was 2nd all-around, as well as 2nd on beam, 3rd on bars and vault, and 5th on floor. Charlotte Thompson was 4th overall, 6th on vault and beam and the top finisher on floor. Lindsay Ching took 2nd place on floor and 4th on beam. Teammate Ella Nicol was 2nd on bars.

 In Tyro 1, Ella Hickey was the all-around bronze medalist, also placing 6th on vault and beam. Anna Paquet won floor and also took 3rd place on bars. Tanisha Tawil won 5th on floor and 4th on vault. In Novice 1, Mya MacNevin took 2nd place on floor.

 In Tyro 2, Lauren MacDonald was the top Academy gymnast with a tie for 5th in the all-around, and 5th on beam. Lauren Rafuse placed 3rd on beam. In Novice 2, Sarah White was 5th all-around, 5th on floor and 6th on bars.

 In the Intermediate category, Academy gymnasts won four out of the five special awards presented. Ella Drake won Most Dynamic Vault, Regan Herlihy won Best Choreography on Floor, Annika Trivers won Most Dynamic Leaps on beam and the team won a group trophy for Most Dynamic Bars.

  “We were excited with our meet results this weekend. Such strong performances are encouraging as we move towards Provincial Championships. Our Intermediate girls won four out of a possible five special awards as well.” says Academy Women’s Program Director Sharon Gareau.


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