Isabel Edwards performs her floor routine during the Smithers Saltos 2011 Aloha Meet last spring.

Isabel Edwards performs her floor routine during the Smithers Saltos 2011 Aloha Meet last spring.

Saltos gymnasts perform well at provincials, look to Westerns

The Smithers Saltos made an appearance at provincials last month in North Vancouver and brought home a number of first place finishes.

The Smithers Saltos made an appearance at provincials last month in North Vancouver and brought home a number of first place finishes.

The team has been having a productive season with their Aloha meet coming up in the next few weeks.

The team has been preparing for the Western Canadian Championships by heading out to Kitimat and Prince George for annual invitational meets picking up solid wins at both those competitions.

However, with one of their top athletes, Grace Allen along with others preparing to the Western finals, the Smithers Saltos club is on track to capture the top of the podium as competition in the north deepens.

From the provincials Allen secured a first on bars and third on her floor routine. Putting her in 6th place overall.

Haley Allen captured a first in vault and finished 10th over all in the level 4 open category.

Nadia Wesley had on of the best finishes in competition. Placing first overall in the Gymstart 5 Endeavour category.

Long time gymnast Stephanie Bandstra placed sixth on the beam as well as placing 1oth overall in the level 5 open category.

Pyper Burns placed 13th overall in level 3 Tyro, followed by Ali Smaha-Muir who placed 10th in her beam event in the level 4 open division.

Chandler Young placed 18th on bars and bean.

Josie Kern landed in 14th place on the bars, followed by Nadine Kerr in 17th on the bars in the level 2 novice division.

Abigail Stavast was in 5th for her floor exercise in the Gymstart 4 Endeavour with Tara Kerr placing 5th as well on her floor routine.