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Six from Gold Country advance to regionals

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The Gold Country Gymnastics optional boys team traveled to Berkeley for the 2012 Boys State Championships. All four competitors qualified for regionals.

Nathan Hunt took eighth overall at Level 8 with a score of 71.6. He also took first place on rings with a 12.0 and tied for third on floor with a 13.4.

Josh Cooley finished in second on floor with a 13.45 and fifth on rings with an 11.75. His overall score was 65.1.

Competing at Level 9, Jeremy Hunt finished with an all-around score of 69.8. He earned a 12.65 on floor and a 12.4 on vault.

In the Level 10 competition, Steven Whittlesey scored 13.55 on vault, 11.3 on rings and an all-around total of 33.7.

From the Gold Country girls optional team, Katerine Magill in Level 10 and Mekaela Lujan in Level 9 both qualified for the 2012 Nor-Cal State Championships.

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Magill suffered an injury two days beforehand but went on to compete in every event. Lujan had an all-around score of 34.75, good enough to qualify for regionals.

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