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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.

North Country Gymnastics level 4 gymnasts recently competed in the Cortland YMCA Winter Invitational. Pictured is Mary Kate Cloonan performing her beam routine. Cloonan took fifth place on beam with an 8.40 and came in ninth overall in the Child B age group.

North Country gymnasts compete

North Country Gymnastics level 4 gymnasts recently competed in the Cortland YMCA Winter Invitational.

North Country Gymnastics level 4 gymnasts recently competed in the Cortland YMCA Winter Invitational. Pictured is Mary Kate Cloonan performing her beam routine. Cloonan took fifth place on beam with an 8.40 and came in ninth overall in the Child B age group.
North Country Gymnastics level 4 gymnasts recently competed in the Cortland YMCA Winter Invitational. Pictured is Mary Kate Cloonan performing her beam routine. Cloonan took fifth place on beam with an 8.40 and came in ninth overall in the Child B age group.

Eleven teams from across New York State participated in the meet.

Placing seventh overall in the Youth A age group, Corinne Clarke’s top score was a 9.1 third-place finish on vault.

Kennedy Pelkey drew eighth place on uneven bars, scoring 7.0 while Kaliess Evans took ninth on vault with the score of 8.7.

Youth A’s Pelkey placed 10th and Evans placed 11th overall.

In the Senior age group, Kiersten Abbot took top honors, placing first on vault with a 9.6.  Abbot’s performance earned her second place overall, thanks to scoring 8.8 on balance beam (second), 8.5 on uneven bars (third) and 8.7 on floor exercise (third).

Vault was Julia Granato’s top event, scoring 9.2 for a third-place finish. Elexis Rinaldo came away with second place in vault with a 9.3 while Eliza Runeare took fifth place with a 7.15 on floor exercise.

Alyssa Wahrendorf placed sixth on vault with an 8.6. Granato, Rinaldo, Runeare and Wahrendorf took fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh place overall, respectively.

Intermediate B Kylie Ashline scored 8.85 on the vault to take eighth place and 12th place overall in her age group.

Mary Kate Cloonan’s best event was balance beam, taking fifth with a score of 8.4 in the Child B age group. Cloonan placed ninth overall.

In the Youth B age group, Elena Ruzekowicz shined on vault, scoring 8.9 to take ninth place while Ella Smith placed sixth on floor exercise with an 8.05.  Smith came in ninth overall and Ruzekowicz placed twelfth.

The team will next compete in the Cortland YMCA Valentine’s Invitational Feb. 9.

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

 Mary Kate Cloonan’s best event was balance beam, taking fifth with a score of 8.4 in the Child B age group. Cloonan placed ninth overall.In the Youth B age group, Elena Ruzekowicz shined on vault, scoring 8.9 to take ninth place while Ella Smith placed sixth on floor exercise with an 8.05.  Smith came in ninth overall and Ruzekowicz placed twelfth.The team will next compete in the Cortland YMCA Valentine’s Invitational Feb. 9.

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