Powell River’s Junior Gymnastics Team leapt over the waters to attend the 25th Annual Christy Fraser Memorial Invitational meet in Langley, BC.
This was the inaugural trip for the Junior Team to attend one of the larger Lower Mainland meets. This annual meet in Langley hosts over 700 athletes over two days.
Coach Desiree Young was extremely pleased with the girls’ performances given that every athlete placed in the Top 10 for their division. As a combined team, the 6 girls brought home an impressive 3 Gold medals, 2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze medals and 21 Top 10 Placement ribbons.
Olivia Raffin was the overall winner for the Junior Olympic Level 1 category. She brought home 5 medals including the Gold All Around, also bring home a gold for beam, silvers for bars and floor and a bronze for vault.
Larissa Laing brought home the Gold medal for vault, the Bronze medal for bars, 6th for floor, 7th for beam, placing her 4th All Around.
Panagiota Rounis brought home the Bronze medal for bars, 4th for beam, 7th for vault, 9th for floor, placing her 7th All Around.
Samantha Lambert brought home 4th for bars, 5th for beam, 6th for floor, 8th for vault, placing her 6th All Around.
Kyla Randle brought home 4th for floor, 5th for bars, 9th for beam and 10th for vault, placing her 9th All Around.
Picture left to right: Samantha Lambert, Pangiota Rounis, Olivia Raffin, Larissa Laing, Kyla Randle
Gabrielle Marshman competed in the higher Level 3 Junior Olympics category. She brought home 6th for vault, 8th for beam, 9th for floor, placing her 10th All Around.
The Junior Team will travel for one final Lower Mainland meet in May before heading into summer -training where they will learn their new skills for the upcoming 2018-2019 season.