Foothills Gymnastics competes in Cinco de Mayo competition

Published 6:20 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Foothills Gymnastics students recently competed in the Cinco de Mayo meet. First row - level 2 gymnasts: Chloe Smith, Madison Smith, Susanna Ashworth and Marly Humphries. Not pictured: Abigail Garland. Second row - Level 4 gymnasts: Rollins Carter, Ragan Ashmore, Madison Geddings, Scout Harmon, Ella Waldman and Grace Strader. Third row - Modified optionals gymnasts (6-7): Lily Nelson, Colleen Burke, Savannah Robbins, Jenna McInerney, Julianna Robbins and Sydney Waldman. (photo submitted by Renae Waldman)

Local gymnasts from Foothills Gymnastics Academy traveled to Charlotte, N.C.’s Zenith Gymnastics for the Cinco de Mayo meet on May 5.
Sixteen local gymnasts in Level 2, Level 4 and Modified Optional (Level 6-7) competed, with three gymnasts earning gold medals in the All-Around. At the conclusion of this meet, 10 Foothills gymnasts had earned Elite status this season with the accomplishment of an All-Around score of at least 36.00.
Two gymnasts also earned recognition for the highest apparatus score of the day in their levels.
Level 2
Foothills’ Chloe Smith, Susanna Ashworth, Madison Smith, Abigail Garland and Marly Humphries competed in Level 2.
Elite gymnast Chloe Smith scored a 36.600 All-Around with a first-place finish on vault with a 9.550. Smith is the daughter of Jason and Autumn Ashmore of Landrum.
Susanna Ashworth, also an Elite qualifier, earned a 36.400 All-Around and won a bronze medal on vault with a 9.500. Ashworth is the daughter of Mike and Amy Ashworth of Tryon.
Elite gymnast Madison Smith earned a 36.150 All-Around score. Smith is the daughter of Courtney Smith of Tryon.
Abigail Garland earned a 36.050 All-Around score, earning her Elite status, with a third-place finish on vault (9.500). Garland is the daughter of Shane and Amy Varnadore of Saluda.
Marly Humphries of Landrum earned a 34.400 All-Around. She is the daughter of Scott and Danna Humphries.
Level 4
Competing in Level 4 were Rollins Carter, Madison Geddings, Ragan Ashmore, Ella Waldman, Scout Harmon and Grace Strader.
In Level 4 Elite, Rollins Carter was the silver medalist with a 37.150 and also won first place on vault (9.400), second place on bars (9.200), first place on beam (9.300) and third place on floor (9.250). Carter is the daughter of Robert and Margot Carter of Tryon.
In Level 4 Advanced, Madison Geddings, Ragan Ashmore and Ella Waldman all earned their Elite status and swept the All-Arounds, winning first, second and third respectively.
Madison Geddings was the gold medalist with a 37.900. Geddings also won first on vault (9.600), first on bars (9.450), first on beam (9.550) and second on floor (9.300). Geddings was also recognized as receiving the highest event score for Level 4 for the competition with her 9.600 on vault. She is the daughter of Jay and Lori Geddings of Tryon.
The silver medalist was Ragan Ashmore of Landrum with a 36.950. Ragan also won second place on vault (9.550), third on beam (9.100), third on bars (9.250) and fourth on floor (9.050). She is the daughter of Warren Ashmore and Jackie Jackson.
Ella Waldman was the bronze medalist with her 36.900 All-Around score. Waldman also won sixth on vault (9.300), fourth on beam (9.000), third on bars (9.250) and the gold medal on floor (9.350). Waldman is the daughter of Ethan and Renae Waldman of Tryon.
In a Level 4 Novice division sweep, Scout Harmon and Grace Strader competed.  Scout Harmon was the gold medalist with a 35.700 All-Around score. Harmon also won second place on vault (9.050) and gold medals on bars (9.000), beam (9.150) and floor (8.500). She is the daughter of Jeff and Kristin and Harmon of Tryon.  Strader, the daughter of Tom and Belle Strader of Columbus, was the silver All-Around medalist with a 34.500. Strader also was the gold medalist on vault (9.450) and the silver medalist on floor (8.050). In addition, she placed fourth on bars (8.350) and fourth on beam (8.650).
Modified Option division
In the Modified Option division, Sydney Waldman, Julianna and Savannah Robbins, Lily Nelson and Jenna McInerney competed. In the Elite division, Waldman was the gold medalist with her 36.700 All-Around score. Waldman also was the gold medalist on vault (9.150), bars (9.00), beam (8.850) and floor (9.700). Waldman earned distinction as earning the highest apparatus score in the Modified Option level with her floor score of 9.700. She is the daughter of Ethan and Renae Waldman of Tryon.
In the Mod Opt Advanced division, Julianna Robbins was the silver medalist with her 35.100 All-Around score. She also was the gold medalist on vault (9.100), fourth place medalist on bars (8.200) and beam (8.750) and silver medalist on floor (9.050). Savannah Robbins was the fourth place medalist in the All-Around with a 34.300. Savannah also won bronze on vault (8.900), fifth on bars (7.500), silver on beam (9.150) and fourth on floor (8.750). Julianna and Savannah are the daughters of Arthur and Joy Robbins of Columbus.
Lily Nelson, daughter of Rich and Kim Nelson of Tryon, won fifth place All-Around with a 33.850. She also won fifth on vault (8.400), silver on bars (8.700) and fifth on beam (8.200) and floor (8.550).
In the Mod Opt Novice division, Jenna McInerney was the bronze medalist with her 30.400 All-Around. McInerney also was the bronze medalist on vault (7.800), beam (7.500) and floor (7.400) and was the silver medalist on bars (7.700). McInerney is the daughter of James and Tara McInerney of Saluda.
Foothills Gymnastics Competition Team is coached by Jana Williamson. The next competition will be the N.C. Gymnastics State Championships in Hickory, N.C.
– article submitted
by Renae Waldman

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