Sizemore gymnasts secure AAU state berths at Central qualifier
Published 11:24 am Monday, April 24, 2023
Sizemore Gymnastics Academy athletes competed in early April in the North Carolina AAU Fourth Qualifier Central in Pineville.
Josephine Wallace represented SGA at the AAU Xcel Bronze level. Kendall Medina, Aria Springs, Alia Vorbe and Emma Whitehurst represented SGA at the AAU Xcel Silver level. Genevieve Ard and ScottLynn Whiteside participated at the AAU Xcel Gold level while Sherlyn Trejo and Kylie Whitinger competed at the AAU Xcel Platinum level.
For SGA’s Bronze team, Wallace received 35.675 all-around from raising her vault to 9.25, 9.025 on beam and 8.95 on bars.
For SGA’s Silver team, Medina earned 34.275 from her tie for second on vault with 9.3, 8.55 on beam and 8.3 on bars. Springs received 34.725 all-around from her 8.85 on vault, 8.7 on bars, 8.6 on beam and 8.575 on floor. Vorbe earned second place all-around in her division with 37.075 from her first on beam with 9.6, tied for third on bars with 9.225, tied for fourth on vault with 9.225 and 9.025 on floor. Her all-around score raised her into the elite division. Whitehurst got 35.75 all-around from her second on vault with 9.2, 9.05 on beam, 9.0 on bars and 8.50 on floor.
For SGA’s gold team, Ard received fourth in her division by raising her all-around to 36.875 from her tie for first on beam with 9.4, 9.425 on bars, 9.25 on vault and 8.8 on floor. Whiteside earned first all-around in her division with 36.925 from her first on beam with 9.35, third on vault with 9.275, 9.25 on bars and 9.05 on floor.
For Xcel Platinum, Trejo earned first all-around in her division with 36.9 all-around from her first on beam with 9.275, second on floor with 9.275, tied for first on vault with 9.15 and third on bars with 9.2. Whitinger’s 33.65 all-around came from her 8.8 on beam, 8.7 on floor, 8.15 on vault and 8.0 on bars.
All SGA gymnasts that competed at the qualifier earned the opportunity to compete at state. The gymnasts will compete next at the AAU 2023 State Championship on May 6-7 in Hickory.