Local gymnasts excel at artistic finals



ELLA Lawrie and Keecie Mal- lie were the stars of an im- pressive Gladstone Gymnas- tic Club campaign at the recent women's artistic gym- nastics finals in Mackay.

Lawrie was named level five regional champion while Mallie was runner-up in the same division as the Glad- stone competitors complete their preparations ahead of the Junior WAG State Titles in Caloundra from September 16-18.

Gladstone coach Silke Hetherington said the pair's performance was exceptional.

'Ella's excellent beam rou- tine with a top score of 9.075 secured her regional title,'' Hetherington said.

'Keecie was not far behind Ella and took first place for her beautiful floor routine.'

Also competing in level five competition were Jessica Horner, who placed seventh overall, and Gemma Sweeney who finished fourth on the bar apparatus. Gladstone head coach Anna Turetschek praised the club's level four performers.

'Mollie O'Neill placed ninth on the bars and 12th overall and Talia Galbraith had an excellent beam (sev- enth) and floor routine (10th) to place 13th overall,' Turets- chek said.

Gladstone's other individ- ual competitors in level four were Jemma Anderson (21st), Riandi Beneke (18th), Court- ney Christensen (20th, includ- ing 11th on beam), Caitlin Ford (26th) and Erin Rohd- mann (29th).

Gladstone also sent level 3B and 3C squads to compete in the team event.

The level 3B team of Indy Hamilton, Kate McAuley and Michelle Waegle placed sec- ond overall in their division as did the 3C line-up Daniele Mullane, Letitia Delidglanis and Tegan Jarvis in theirs.

Hamilton produced an ex- cellent performance on the vault and Waegle top scored on the floor.



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