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Rec Brief: Carroll Gymnastics competes in Philly at Pink Invite

Rec Brief: Carroll Gymnastics competes in Philly at Pink Invite
The Carroll Gymnastics competitive teams made a strong showing at the 11th annual Pink Invitational meet Feb. 22-24 in Philadelphia. (Courtesy photo)

The Carroll Gymnastics competitive teams made a strong showing at the 11th annual Pink Invitational meet Feb. 22-24 in Philadelphia.

The event unites gymnasts in a USA-sanctioned meet where athletes compete in a sport they love while supporting breast cancer initiatives and learning about the importance of lifelong wellness. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event go to caring for the physical and emotional needs of breast cancer patients in local and gymnastics communities.

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This year, Carroll Gymnastics families donated $1,901.95 from funds raised through bingo, a cartwheel-a-thon and other team efforts throughout the year. In addition to this extraordinary event, the Carroll gymnasts shined in competition.

The Level 3 team, coached by Kate Gardner, Hunter Broman, and Irina Koroleva had a strong showing. Gymnast Brooke Shaffer was second in the all-around with a score of 36.424, placing second on bars (9.150), and beam (9.175). Maya Slominski was fourth in the all-around (35.100), including placing third on vault (9.150). Katy Resh won vault with a score of 9.300, also finished third on floor (9.200) to place fifth in the all-around (34.950). Camryn Benson was fifth on bars with a 9.000.

For the Level 4 team, coached by Haley Zincon, Jess Barnes, and Lynzie Ritz, Emma Stapleton won the all-around competition with a score of 35.875. She was third on vault (8.650), third on bars (8.875), first on beam (9.275) and first on floor (9.075). Hannah Spurgeon was third in the all-around (34.750), with a fourth place on bars (9.000) and a fifth on vault (8.400). Layla Kaplan placed fourth in the all-around (34.650), fourth on vault (8.550) and fourth on floor (8.750). Natalie Wang was fifth in the all-around (34.450), placing second on vault (8.725), and fifth on beam (9.125) and floor (8.750). Annabelle Lam placed fourth on floor with a 9.050. Ella Fritz was fourth on vault with an 8.750.

Cecilia Sifuentes won the vault in her Level 6 age group, with a score of 9.350 to boost her to third in the all-around (36.425). She also was fourth on bars with a 9.150, and beam with an 8.925. Emery Gesell finished third on beam (9.150) and vault (9.075). Olivia Kennedy was fifth on beam with a 9.000, and Gianna Mollar placed fourth on vault with an 8.850. The Level 6 girls are coached by Kelsey Stewart.

Level 7 gymnast Abby Wimmer placed fourth on bars (8.350) and beam (8.550). For Level 8, Tara Hornung finished fourth on beam (8.40) and Hannah Shipton placed seventh (8.85). The Level 7 and 8 teams are coached by Wendy Bloom, John Perna and Vladimir Korolev.

Carroll Gymnastics is located at 5 South Center Street in Westminster. For more information on their competitive teams or classes for ages 18 months to adult, please visit www.carrollgymnastics.com or call 410-374-8655.

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