Glastonbury's Amanda Scanlon: Calm, Cool And A State Open Champion



CLASS: Junior

COACH: Leslie McInerney

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Second consecutive season that Scanlon has been name the All-Courant gymnast of the year. ... Scored a 37.875 overall to edge Chelsea Levander of Wilton for her first individual all-around title at the CIAC State Open. ... Finished in the top four in all four events at the State Open: Tied Glastonbury teammate Lauren McCormick for the individual vault title with a 9.500; scored a 9.525 on the uneven bars at the meet to finish second; scored a 9.450 on the balance beam to finish second; tied for fourth in the floor exercise. … Finished fifth in the all-around competition at the New England championships, helping Glastonbury to a third-place finish. ... Had the top score in the all-around, vault, beam and floor at the Class L meet to lead Glastonbury to the team title. … Finished third in the all-around at the State Open as a sophomore leading Glastonbury to the State Open team title. Went on to win the individual all-around title at the New England championships, along with helping Glastonbury to win its first New England team title.

SCANLON SAID: “Winning the all-around at the State Open felt really great. I was just really happy that I just made everything at that meet. I worked so hard for it.”

McINERNEY SAID: “She has such natural talent. She’s the kind that just gets up there and does it. She’s just very calm and cool, especially in meets. It’s just steady as she goes with her. Her talent level has always been high. I’ve seen her consistency improve. With the high school, compared to the club gymnastics that she used to do, they don’t have quite as many meets, so she’s competing one or two times a week for a couple months and she’s shown her consistency in doing that. She’s usually pretty consistent. I think she’s enjoying it more as a high school gymnast being part of a team rather than just going out in an individual type of competition like club gymnastics.”

UP NEXT: Will focus on her club team, New England Gymnastics Express, and prepare for her senior year.

IN 10 YEARS: “Hopefully by then I’ll be a physical therapist and have a family”

MISCELLANEOUS: Hasn’t narrowed any sort of list yet for colleges but would like to compete in gymnastics in college at the Division II level. ... Started in the sport at the age of 3. ... Stopped participating in the sport before eighth grade but returned as a freshman at Glastonbury. ... Younger sister, Ashley, a freshman, was her high school teammate this past season.


Copyright © 2018, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad