Dhanji, Wilson qualify for Westerns

Aidan Wilson of the Surrey Gymnastics Society placed second at a meet in Abbotsford. - BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
Aidan Wilson of the Surrey Gymnastics Society placed second at a meet in Abbotsford.
— image credit: BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER

Two members of the Surrey Gymnastic Society have qualified for the Western Canadian Championships later this month in Langley with top five placings at the Abbotsford Twisters Invitational March 23-25.

Khalil Dhanji qualified with a fifth place finish in the all around standings of the National Youth category. His best event was a third place finish on the parallel bars.

In Level Four Over-13, Aidan Wilson placed first on floor, vault and parallel bars and third on pommel horse and high bar for a second place finish all-around.

He was one of four gymnasts to earn all-around medals at the meet, the last competition before the provincial championship.

Jillian Principe won an all-around silver medal in the Provincial 2 Tyro group, after scoring first on beam, third on bars and fourth on floor. She also won the Choreography Award for the most artistic beam routine. Twin sister Jennifer Principe placed fifth on beam and sixth all-around.

Junior aged participant Malcolm Herbert competed in a combined Junior/Senior Category, and scored in the top three in five of the six events for a silver medal in the all-around standings. Herbert was second on floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars, and third on rings and vault.

Earning an all-around bronze medal in the boys Level 2 category was Josh Hoven, who placed second on floor and rings and was third on vault and high bar.

Emily Carroll, 14, just missed a medal in the Provincial 3 Open category, placing second on bars and fourth on vault and beam to finish fourth all-around. Teammate Madison Principe, a Grade 9 student at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, earned the bronze medal on bars.

RayAnne Quinn finished second on bars and fifth on floor in the Provincial 3 Novice category, and teammate Clarissa RempelĀ  was fourth on beam.

Also winning an event medals were Jusleen Sangha in the Provincial Level 4 Novice group (bronze on beam), and Bridget Hasting (gold on bars) and Alanna Jones (gold on beam) in the Level 4 Open category.

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