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February 5, 2013

MGs not sharp in Chick-fil-A Challenge

MOULTRIE — The sport of gymnastics is, by its very nature, full of ups and downs.

The MGs first trip to the Chick-Fil-A Challenge, held at the home gym of Ultimate Gymnastics in Duluth, resulted in more downs than ups for the Moultrie YMCA level 9 team.

A 100.975 team score was nearly four points off the second place score they posted at Hilton Head two weeks ago. Only the top two level 9 teams were recognized at this competition, leaving the local team off the podium.

Coach Bob Swadel put the experience into perspective.

“We were not very sharp today,” he said. “We had to count three falls and numerous missed bonus skill combinations. I had hoped that we would build on our strong showing at Hilton Head, and we didn’t. It is early in the season and mistakes happen, but we need to show more consistency.”

  Sterlyn Austin placed fifth in the junior age group, with an all-around score of 34.225. She placed fourth on vault (9.125) and sixth on beam (8.25) and bars (8.05). Her score of 8.8 on floor did not place.

   Her season-best all-around score of 33.475 placed Kaydee Phillips fifth in the senior division. She earned medals for fifth on vault (8.875), seventh on floor (8.7) and sixth on bars (7.85). Her beam score of 8.05 did not place.

  “Although she’s a senior at CCHS, Kaydee is a rookie in USAG level 9 competition,” said coach Allen Harden. “She is making steady progress on her toughest event, bars. Her score climbs every meet. She had no major mistakes in this meet. Her all-around will get even better as she cleans up her form on the many new skills in her routines.”

   Meghan Merritt, who is still bothered by a sore ankle, had her best showing on beam. Her 9.00 was the best among the gymnasts in the senior age group, earning her the gold medal. She placed fourth on floor (8.925) and seventh on bars (7.150). She did not place on vault with an 8.2, but did earn the sixth place all-around medal with a 33.275.

 The MGs will travel to Panama City Beach, Fla., on February 16t, for the Edgewater Classic. Aubrea Callanta and Sammie Phillips are ready to compete and are expected to join their level 9 teammates for the first time this season.

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