North Country gymnasts earn top scores of the season

North Country Gymnastics Level 4 gymnast Ella Smith, pictured here, gave her top performance of the season on uneven bars. Smith also earned personal best scores on floor exercise and beam, taking fourth overall with a 34.4.

North Country Gymnastics Level 4 gymnast Ella Smith, pictured here, gave her top performance of the season on uneven bars. Smith also earned personal best scores on floor exercise and beam, taking fourth overall with a 34.4.

The North Country Gymnastics team recently competed at the Lollipop Classic in Watertown.

Eight teams in the region participated. Level 4 gymnasts Julia Granato, Mary Kate Cloonan, Ella Smith, and Alyssa Wahrendorf, along with Level 5 gymnast Sarah Perkins, earned their highest all around scores this season at the meet.

Level 7: Floor exercise was Ashley Rizzo’s best event, earning her an 8.3 and a second place finish. Rizzo was third overall in the 14-16’s with a 29.5

Level 5: Season’s best scores on uneven bars (8.55) and balance beam (9.2) placed Emma Sanford second in both events.

Placing third on floor, Sanford boosted her score to a 9.05 to earn 34.3 overall and third in the 10 year old age group.  Samantha Perkins saw her top scores to date on floor (8.65/fifth) and bars (8.2/third). Perkins placed seventh overall with a 32.65.

In the 12-15’s Myah Sanford’s tremendous effort on beam (9.6) and floor exercise (9.2) earned her first in both events and first overall with a 35.0.

Sarah Perkins placed first on bars with her best performance of the season, taking second overall with a 33.35.

Level 4: Corinne Clarke earned her top scores to date on beam (8.9/fourth) and floor (8.8/fifth) earning her sixth place overall with a 34.45 in the age 9’s.

Mary Kate Cloonan scored personal bests on bars (7.0/9th), beam (9.2/third) and floor exercises (8.9/fourth) to raise her score to 33.2 and eighth place.

Elena Ruzekowicz refined her floor routine to place second with a 9.0. Ruzekowicz took ninth overall with a 33.15.

In the 10-year-old age group, Ella Smith raised her game on bars (fourth with an 8.4), balance beam (first with a 9.4) and floor (fifth with an 8.4) scoring 34.4 overall and placing fourth.

Kylie Ashline boosted her scores on uneven bars (7.1/seventh) and floor (8.1/sixth) to take sixth overall with a 32.4 in the 11 year old age group.

In the 12-15’s, Kiersten Abbott’s 9.3 personal best on beam earned her second in the event and third overall with a 36.0. Big improvements on floor (8.3/fourth) helped propel Julia Granato to her top overall score of 33.1.

Alyssa Wahrendorf gave a polished performance to earn her best scores on beam (8.8/fourth) and floor (8.1/fifth) to take fifth place and a season’s best all around score of 32.1.

The North Country Gymnastics team is coached by Stephanie DeRocha and Janelle Cordone.

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