Aerials athletes continue to improve as season progresses

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Aerials athletes display medals and ribbons they won last weekend at the Taiso Atlantic Cup championships in Lower Sackville are: (front, from left) Emily Tower, Mikayla Horton, Emily Bacon, (back, from left) Imogen Quinn, Nicole Bailey, Juliana LeBlanc, Jessica Landry, and Felicia Landry. Missing is Kirsten Mason

AMHERST - Aerials gymnasts are back training at their home club after competing in Lower Sackville at the Taiso Atlantic Cup in Lower Sackville over the weekend.

They had four athletes finish first, second, third and fourth in their respective divisions.

"The girls were consistent all the way across the different events," said Michelle Landry, Aerials coach. "I'm really happy with the girls. They've been working really hard."

Nicole Baily finished first overall, Jessica Landry finished second, Emily Bacon finished third, and Mikayla Horton finished fourth.

Landry says Imogen Quinn did really good as well.

"She's coming into her own, she just needs one meet where everything comes together," said Landry.

Three gymnasts are attending a meet this weekend in Halifax: Kirsten Mason, Felicia Landry and Megan Cole.

"It's another opportunity for them to qualify," said Landry.

The Aerials club is holding their own invitational March 8 and 9. Three hundred gymnasts will attend the invitational.

"We're going to be running three full sessions, so it will be all day Saturday and all day Sunday."

The club is still looking for volunteers to help with the event.

Results from the Taiso Atlantic Cup are as follows:

Name (division) - Placement

Emily Tower (Novice 1) - 6th on floor.

Mikayla Horton (Argo 1) - 2nd Bars, 4th beam, 4th overall.

Emily Bacon (Tyro 1) - 2nd beam, 2nd floor, 3rd overall.

Imogen Quinn (Novice 1) - 1st vault, 3rd beam, 2nd floor.

Nicole Bailey (Novice 2) 2nd vault, 1st bars, 2nd beam, 5th floor, 1st overall.

Juliana LeBlanc (Tyro 1) - 5th bars, 4th beam, 6th floor.

Jessica Landry (Tyro 1) - 2nd bars, 1st beam, 6th floor, 2nd overall.

Felicia Landry (Open 3) - 6th vault.

Kirsten Lawrence (Tyro 2) - 6th beam.

 

Organizations: Argo 1

Geographic location: Lower Sackville, Halifax

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