Gold Country Gymnastics hosted its first home meet since its expansion, and the host team got competition in the new gym off to a winning start.
“This was a really fun meet for our team,” said GCG Coach Allison Chan. “It gave the girls a chance to relax and perform, (just) like the other coaches and I knew they could.”
GCG’s Level 4 girls team took first place, led by Darla Mason’s first place in the all-around competition. According to GCG officials, her score of 37.0 was the highest all-around score ever recorded by a Gold Country Gymnastics athlete.
Mason placed first on uneven bars with a 9.225 and balance beam with a 9.4.
Right behind Mason was Gold Country’s Macee Babcock, in second place in the all-around competition. Babcock’s 36.0 points included first place on vault (9.45) and floor exercise (9.2).
In her first gymnastics competition, Corinne Jones placed third in the all-around of the older division with a score of 35.350. In the younger division, Paige Campbell came through with a third-place finish in the all-around with a 35.2. Sienna Campbell took fifth place on the floor exercise with an 8.875.
Rachel Medlin placed fourth on vault (9.15). Competing in her first meet, Hope Marich placed fifth on floor (8.3).
Gold Country Gymnastics Level 5 team took second place in team scoring. Mikaela Lujan swept first place in all four events and won the all-around competition with a 35.650. Peyton White finished second with a 34.625. Jessica Alberts was fifth in the all-around with a 33.60.
Kayleigh Davis took second place on the balance beam (8.95), while Jennifer Alberts finished fifth on bars.
At Level 6, Allyson Prichard placed sixth in floor exercise, while Carly Davenport placed eighth on vault and beam.
GCG’s next competition will be a meet hosted by Byers Roseville Saturday at Sacramento State University.
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