Top Flight Gymnastics

Top Flight's Julia Heiner, left, 9, of Ellicott City, Yuuka Yamamoto, 9, of Clarksville, Lilly Baumann, 10, of Fulton and Valeria Malorodova, right, 9, of Ellicott City wait for their next event during the Top Flight Invitational at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex Dec. 1. (Staff photo by Jen Rynda, Patuxent Publishing / November 30, 2012)

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Top Flight

The 2012 Top Flight Invitational was held at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex Dec. 1-2.

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Julia Heiner was the top individual finisher for Top Flight between all levels, as she took home first place in the level 5 All-Around competition.

Top Flight results:

8 (Level 4): M. Oh: 1. Bars, 1. Vault, 3. All-Around.

10-11 (Level 4): K. Oh: 3. Beam.

8 (Level 5): L. Pierce: 2. Vault.

9 (Level 5): J. Heiner: 2. Vault, 1. Bars, 3. Beam, 3. Floor, 1. All-Around. Y. Yamamoto: 1. Floor.

10 (Level 5): L. Baumann: 3. Bars.

Level 8: O. Island: 1. Vault.

Level 9: S. Picciotti: 1. Vault, 1. Beam.

The Top Flight USAG compulsory boys teams participated in the MD Designated Qualifier Meet on Dec. 2 at Preston Gymnastics Academy in Gaithersburg, MD.

Individual results:

7-8 (Level 4): C. Harman: 2. Rings, 3. All-Around.

9-10 (Level 4): K. Mills: 2. Rings.

9-10 (Level 5): B. Currie: 2. Pommel, 1. Rings, 3. Parallel Bars, 3. High Bar, 3. All-Around.

7-8 (Level 6): J. Berman: 2. Floor, 1. Pommel, 2. Rings, 2. Vault, 2. Parallel Bars, 2. High Bar, 2. All-Around.

The Top Flight Gymnastics' USAG girls participated in the ACPR Harvestfest meet Nov. 11. The Level 5 girls team won first place at the meet. In the All-Around competition, Julia Heiner was first, Rhisen Davis second and Lacie Pierce fourth.