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Youth Sports Report: Stellar, Rising Starz excel at Golden State Classic

The Union Staff

Both Steller Gymnastics and Rising Starz Gymnastics turned in a solid performance at the Golden State Classic held last Saturday and Sunday in Rancho Cordova.

For the Rising Starz level 7 group, Katherine Magill, took first-place in the younger age group all-around with a score of 36.975 during an event hosted by Technique Gymnastics.

Jenna Jeffrey placed second for Rising Starz on bars with a 9.4 score and fourth in floor exercize with a 9.2. She took third in the all-around with a 36.25. Also, Emily Baker placed second on vault with a 9.0 and finished with a 34.175 in her first all-around competition of the year.

For Stellar Gymnastics, Breeana Jewell, competing in the level 4 older division, took third on the vault with a score of 9.350 which helped her capture seventh place all around with a 33.850.

Jessica Lang (older division) placed fifth on the vault with a 9.225 and Laine Ebert (older division) aided a strong Stellar team performance with a sixth-place on floor (8.300). Carrigan Clapper, in her first meet of the season, scored an 8.700 on vault and 8.425 on bars in the middle division. Gabrielle Roberts scored an 8.500 on vault in the middle division.

Competing in her first level 6 meet, Camille Lake placed sixth on beam with a 7.800 and seventh on vault with an 8.250. Also, Annika Brown posted a 7.900 score on vault and 7.400 on beam in her first level 6 competition.

Rising Starz Gymnastics also competed on Jan. 21 at the Snowflake Classic in Oroville, where Mikaela Lujan placed first in the level 4 child age group beam (9.0) and floor (8.65), plus she won the all-around (35.05).

Peyton White captured first-place on vault (9.2) and placed third in all-around (34.25). Molly King placed second on floor (8.6) and fourth all-around (33.85).

In the level 4 junior/senior division, Jessica Alberts placed first on beam (8.65), second on bars and vault and second in the all-around (34.25). As a team, the level 4 Starz took home second-place.

In level 5, Joy Winters took first on vault (8.7) and on beam (8.85) and finished first in the all-around (34.6). In level 6, Marissa Tipton took first on both bars (8.225) and beam (8.775) and second in the all-around (33.95). Rachel Hadley took second on bars and third in the all-around (33.85). Demi Seghezzi placed fourth on bars, beam and in the all-around (32.075).

The level 7 athletes took home the first-place team trophy. Jenna Jeffrey placed first in floor exercize (9.4) and second in the all-around (35.975); Magill placed second on bars (9.175), fourth on floor (9.05) and seventh in the all-around; Alayna Grapel, in her first level 7 competition, placed fifth on the floor (9.025) and ninth in the all-around (33.85). Emily Baker placed third on bars in the 13-and-older age division.

One week before that, Magill took home first-place on vault (9.175) and bars (9.45) and second in the all-around (36.00) in the team’s season-opening meet in Reno. Jeffrey placed second on vault (9.075) and floor (9.025) and seventh in the all-around. Baker placed fifth on vault.


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