Friday, March 2, 2012

Gymnasts get into the swing of things

At Boise meet

Posing at the Swing Time Invitational are Wood River Gymnastics Academy (WRGA) students, from left, Nataley SantaCruz, Kennedy Larsen and Jessie Lambert. Courtesy photo

Gymnasts from the Wood River Gymnastics Academy (WRGA) came home with 10 first-place finishes from the Swing Time Invitational Saturday, Feb. 25 hosted by Gem State Gymnastics in Boise.

There were about 200 gymnasts in the competition. All of the WRGA gymnasts improved their scores and impressed coach Andrea Minnick.

WRGA girls at Level 4 were Kennedy Larsen, Nataley SantaCruz and Jessie Lambert. At Level 5 were Haley Bjorkman and Maddy Hovey.

Level 6 gymnasts were Lauren Cord and Amber Park. Megan Downey was unable to make it to Boise due to road closures. And the Level 4 boys were Peter DeLaCruz and Kaiden Minnick.

A few team members return to Boise March 3 for the BSU Open hosted by the Boise State University gymnastics team. They're back in Boise for the Pot of Gold Invitational March 9-10 and the Idaho State Championships March 22-24.

Here are top Swing Time results:

Kennedy Larsen: 2—bars/parallel bars 9.075. 3—floor 8.75, vault 9.3 and all-around 34.55. Nataley SantaCruz: 1—bars 8.95, floor 8.75 and all-around 34.625. 2—beam/rings 7.8.

Jessie Lambert: 2—bars 8.55. 3—vault 9.25. 4—floor 8.35 and all-around 33.0. Lauren Cord: 1—vault 8.85, beam/rings 7.8. 2—floor 7.8. Amber Park: 2—vault 8.5.

Haley Bjorkman: 5—bars 6.3. Maddy Hovey: 8—vault 7.75. Peter DeLaCruz: 1—vault 14.5 and high bar 14.3. 2—bars 12.3, floor 14.7, pommel 14.2 and all-around 83.0. Kaiden Minnick: 1—beam/rings 13.6, floor 15.2 and pommel 14.9.

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