The Smithers Saltos landed some big scores May 5–6 at the Prince George Invitational, setting the stage for their annual Aloha Invitational in June.
The Saltos gymnasts had a solid, all-around mix of competitors with Nadine Kerr placing first in vault and the floor exercise. Kerr placed third on bars, finishing fourth overall. Kerr also picked up the Beam Choreography Award in the level 2 novice division.
Ryleigh Young had a good competition, earning first on bars, beam and floor exercise to finish first overall. Young also received the Dynamic Bars and Beam Confidence Award for the level one, novice open division.
Isabel Edwards placed second overall, taking second place on vault, finishing third on floor and beam exercise in the level two novice category.
Kiana Moore placed third in floor exercise and finished sixth overall. Moore also earned the Floor Choreography and Dynamic Bars awards in the level three novice division.
Phina Kindrat placed second with her beam routine in the level one tyro category, followed by Martina Carlick, who finished fourth on vault, fifth in the beam competition and sixth overall.
Logan Unruh finished seventh out of a large group of competitors on vault, beam and floor exercise in the level one Argo division.
The Saltos Gymstart program also saw some impressive results with Carmen Burns finishing first overall, followed by Meghan Newbery in second, Tara Kerr in third and Abigail Stavast finishing fourth in the Gymstart level four skills competition.
Nadia Wesley placed first on vault in the Pre-Novice Aspire program.
Connor Newbery, 11, placed fifth overall in the men’s level three competition.
Although Joe Kindrat didn’t place he had an exceptional performance on the parallel bars in the men’s level one competition.
Blaire Kerr, Clara Pesch and Naomi Yuen all finished with a gold in level one Gymstart physical abilities as well as in the Gymstart level one skills competition.
Mackenzie Jaspers also finished with a gold in the level two Gymstart physical abilities and the Gymstart level two skills competition.
The Saltos gymnasts now play host June 15–16 for their annual Aloha Invitational at the Saltos Gymnastics Club.
Registration for summer programs are currently being accepted. For more information call 250-847-3547.