Aerials athletes return from land of Titans

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Club looking for volunteers for gymnastics meet this weekend at ARHS

Aerials Gymnastics Club athletes show the ribbons, medals, and the trophy they won at the Titans Gymnastics meet over the weekend in Dartmouth. The gymnasts are: (front, from left) Alena Rhindress, Kirsten Lawrence, Mikayla Horton, Emma Sjanic, Jessica Landry, Megan Cole, (back, from left) Brianne Beale, Imogen Quinn, Felicia Landry, Kyrsten Landry, Kirsten Mason and Brayden Leblanc.

AMHERST - The Aerials Gymnastics Club had one athlete finish first overall, and had two athletes qualify for the provincial championships during the Titans Gymnastics meet in Dartmouth over the weekend.

"Emma (Sjanic) was solid all the way across the board, and finished first overall in Argo 1," said Aerials coach, Michelle Landry. "She has a lot of talent, and she decided to tighten up those knees and get rid of those little deductions."

Before the meet in Dartmouth, two competitive athletes still needed to qualify for the provincials being held in Amherst in April.

"Kirsten (Mason) and Darcy (Fullerton) both qualified, so that means the whole team has qualified for provincials," said Landry.

Mason said it felt good to qualify.

"I stepped up my game because I really wanted to qualify for the provincials here at home," said Mason.

Mason said she wants to improve in vault and bars, and said, "I want to have more emotion in my floor routine so I don't look like a robot." 

The club is looking for volunteers for this weekend to help move equipment from the club to ARHS, and to help at the canteen.

For more information email Landry at aerialsgymclub@gmail.com.

Results from the titan meet are as follows:

(Division in brackets)

Alena Rhindress (Novice 1) - 3rd on beam, 8th on floor.

Kirsten Lawrence (Tyro 2) - 10th on bars, 8th on beam, and 10th on floor and overall.

Mikayla Horton (Argo 1) - 7th on bars.

Emma Sjanic (Argo 1) - 10th on vault, 3rd on beam, 5th on beam, 4th on floor, 1st overall.

Jessica Landry (Tyro 1) - 1st on beam, 1st on beam, 5th overall.

Megan Cole (Novice 1) - 10th on bars, 1st on beam, 2nd on floor, 5th overall.

Brianne Beale (Novice 1) - 2nd on vault, 6th on bars, 10th on beam, 7th on floor and overall.

Imogen Quinn (Tyro 1) - 7th on vault, 8th on floor.

Felicia Landry (Open 3) - 9th on vault, 8th on beam.

Kyrsten Landry (Open 3) - 6th on beam.

Kirsten Mason (Open 2) - 5th on vault, 6th on bars, 8th on beam and floor, 7th overall.

Brayden LeBlanc (Open 1) - 9th on vault, 8th on bars, 6th on beam, 4th on floor, 6th overall.

dmathieson@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Argo 1, Aerials Gymnastics Club, Fullerton

Geographic location: AMHERST, Dartmouth

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