Foothills Gymnastics Academy sends 9 to Nationals

Published 3:26 pm Monday, August 7, 2017

On June 22 and 23, Foothills Gymnastics sent nine girls to the national competition. They represented the Foothills well. The girls finished the competition with five National All Around Champions (Josahanny Hernandez, Samantha Durham, Gabby Savaia, Hurley Bell and Caitlyn Elledge) as well as 11 National titles in individual events. 

In addition, two of the gymnasts, Samantha Durham and Caitlyn Elledge, won the All-American Award for receiving the highest overall score of three different age groups. 

Individual scores included:

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Grace Settles, 2nd place overall with 9.7 on vault, 9.7 on balance beam, 9.575 on the floor and 9.625 on the uneven bars.

Gabriella Helton earned 9.615 on vault, 8.675 on uneven bars, 9.425 on balance beam and 8.6 on floor to receive 4th overall.

Eliza received 6th place overall with 37.567, 9.43 on vault, 9.47 on uneven bars, 9.18 on floor, 9.47 on balance beam. 

Alanna Helton placed 6th overall with a score of 33.337, 9.712 on uneven bars, 9.450 on balance beam, 9.175 on floor, 9.712 on vault.

Josahanny Hernandez earned 1st place overall with 38.337, 9.6 on the uneven bars, 9.775 on the vault, 9.450 on the balance beam, and 9.512 on floor. 

Gabriella Savaia won 1st overall with 9.675 on the balance beam, 9.9 on the vault, 9.5 on the uneven bars and 9.525 on the floor.

Hurley Bell earned 1st overall with 38.175, 9.525 on uneven bars, 9.725 on vault, 9.4 on floor and 9.525 on balance beam.

Samantha Durham received 1st overall with 9.602 on vault, 9.450 on balance beam, 9.8 on floor and 9.5 on uneven bars.

Caity earned 1st overall with her 1st place on vault with a score of 9.950, 1st place on the uneven bars with a score of 9.8, 1st place on beam with a score of 9.8, and 7th on floor with a score of 9.275.

Thank you to Coach Jana Williamson for believing in the girls and her dedication as well as to each of the families who supports these girls in pursuit of their dream.

Great job Grace, Gabby H, Eliza, Alanna, Josahanny, Gabby S, Hurly, Sam and Caity!

– article submitted by Sharol Ard