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MACON -- The Moultrie YMCA levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 gymnastics teams did not place in the Wheel of Championships gymnastics meet held in Macon last weekend, but improved their team team score by three points.

"This was a tough meet, with five teams from the Atlanta area," said coach Pat Murphy. "Nine girls of the 21 had their own personal highest all arounds of the season.

"Our strong events were beam and vault this meet."

Moultrie gymnasts scored thee nines: Katy Weilbrenner, a 9.15; Chandler Melton a 9.1; and Brandi Sellars a 9.25, which earned a first place in level 4.

Missoma Kundi and Chandler Melton led the all around scoring on the level 3 team. Sellars and Lindsey Jones were the two highest all arounders on the level 4 team. Ashton Eunice and Temira Davis were the leaders on the level 5 team.

And for the level 6, Karolyn Rackley and Rachel Dampier were the leaders.

"All in all, it was good competition," Murphy said. "I've seen lots of improvement on my teams. It's always good to see gymnasts better than you.

"Now we can go back to the gym and work!"

The competition was special to the gymnasts because those who stuck vault, bars or beam dismounts, the judge gave her a ticket to spin a wheel.

By spinning the wheel, the gymnast earned play money to be used at the end of the meet to purchase items for a goody bag.

The Moultrie YMCA gymnasts and their scores were:

Kaylynn Pifer, level 3, age 7, vault, 7.9, fourth; bars, 8.35; beam, 6.1; floor, 6.85; all around, 29.2, sixth.

Samantha Price, level 3, age 9, vault, 7.2; bars, 7.2; beam, 7.55; floor, 7.6; all around, 29.55, 10th.

Ashley Fox, level 3, age 9, vault, 8.3, fifth; bars, 6.8; beam, 6.45; floor, 7.1; all around, 28.65, 11th.

Welli Kundi, level 3, age 9, vault, 7.65; bars, 7.25; beam, 6.0; floor, 7.2; all around, 28.1.

Mary Catherine Plymel, level 3, age 10, vault, 8.15; bars; 8.35; beam, 7.15; floor, 7.55; all around, 31.2, eighth.

Hannah Dunn, level 3, age 10, vault, 8.3; bars, 8.65, third; beam, 7.55, fourth; floor, 6.9; all around, 31.4, seventh.

Katy Weilbrenner, level 3, age 11, vault, 9.15, third; bars, 7.3; beam, 7.35; floor, 7.15; all around 30.95, 11th.

Chandler Melton, level 3, age 11, vault, 9.1, fourth; bars, 8.4, seventh; beam, 7.95; floor, 7.925; all around, 33.375, eighth.

Missoma Kundi, level 3, age 11, vault, 8.4, seventh; bars, 7.75, seventh; beam, 8.45; floor, 8.525, fourth; all around, 100.05.

Team totals: vault, 26.65; bars, 25.4; beam, 23.95; floor, 24.05; all around, 100.05. South Star was first with a score of 107.55.

Meghan Merritt, level 4, age 6, vault, 8.7; bars, 7.35; beam, 7.8; floor, 6.675; all around, 30.525, ninth.

Lindsey Jones, level 4, age 8, vault, 8.55; bars, 7.55; beam, 8.125, fourth; floor, 7.250; all around, 31.475, seventh.

Leslie Lancaster, level 4, age 9, vault, 8.6; bars, 7.7; beam, 7.975; floor, 6.7; all around, 30.975, 14th.

Brandi Sellars, level 4, age 11, vault, 9.25, first; bars, 8.25, fifth; beam, 7.35; floor, 7.875; all around, 32.725, ninth.

Team scores: vault, 26.55; bars, 23.5; beam, 23.9; floor, 21.825; all around, 95.775, fifth. Gwinnett finished first with a 109.45.

Laura Hill Bannister, level 5, age 10, vault, 7.55; bars, 7.3; beam, 8.375; floor, 7.35; all around, 30.575, ninth.

Savannah Jenkins, level 5, age 10, vault, 6.95; bars, 7.7, sixth; beam, 7.7; floor, 7.125; all around, 29.475, 11th.

Arrienne Miller, level 5, age 11, vault, 7.1; bars, 7.45; beam, 8.375; floor, 6.8; all around, 29.725, 12th.

Ashton Eunice, level 5, age 11, vault, 7.8; bars, 6.9; beam, 8.825; floor, 8.3, all around, 31.825, 10th.

Temira Davis, level 5, 15 and up, vault, 8.2, fourth; bars, 7.85; beam, 8.35; floor, 8.475, third; all around, 32.875, fifth.

Team scores: vault, 23.55; bars, 23.0; beam, 25.575; floor, 24.125; all around, 96.25. Gwinnett finished first with a 109.00.

Rachel Dampier, level 6, age 11, vault, 8.2; bars, 6.3; beam, 8.4; floor, 7.025; all around, 29.925, ninth.

Crystal Blizzard, level 6, age 12, vault, 7.85; bars, 7.





1; beam, 7.7; floor, 6.15; all around, 28.8, ninth.

Karolyn Rackley, level 6, age 12, vault, 7.75, bars, 7.65, sixth; beam, 7.95; floor, 7.15, sixth; all around, 30.5, fifth. Team, vault, 23.8; bars, 21.05; beam, 24.05; floor, 20.325, all around, 89.225.

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