Oakley lands gymnastics gold
Consistency has lifted Surrey’s Taylor Oakley to a B.C. championship.
The gymnast from the Flicka club placed first overall in the National Open category at the B.C. Gymnastics Championship April 13-15 in North Vancouver
Oakley placed first on beam and was third on the floor exercise. She just missed a medal on parallel bars, placing fourth. A tie for seventh on the vault was enough to edge out Jennifer Chew, who is also a member of the North Vancouver-based Flicka club.
Sofia Savkovic of the Surrey Gymnastics Society (SGS) placed fifth all around in the category with a second place score on bars and a fifth on vault.
Four other SGS gymnasts posted top five scores.
In the Level 4 Open category, Alanna Jones used fourth place scores on vault and floor to place third in the all around standings, while SGS teammate Bridget Hastings won a gold medal on bars.
Madison Principe won a gold medal on bars in the Level 3 Open (13-and-over) group.
Rayanne Quinn in Level 3 Open (12-and-under) and Emily Carroll in Level 3 Open (13-and-over) earned fourth place scores on bars.
Three SGS athletes won all around medals in men’s competition.
Aiden Wilson just missed winning a provincial title in the Level 4 13-and-over age group. The SGS competitor had first place scores on rings, vault and parallel bars, but was second all around, just 35 one-hundredths of a point away from the top spot.
Competing in the same category was Kevin Hignell, who was fifth all around. His best results were fourth-place scores on pommel horse and rings.
Treyson Cerrato used a gold medal on rings to place second all around in the Level 3 under-13 group. Teammate Spencer Principe earned silver medals on rings and parallel bars.
Josh Hoven medaled on five of the six events to place third all around in Level 2, with a silver medal on pommel horse and bronze medals on floor, rings, parallel bars and high bar.
Khalil Dhanji won a silver medal on parallel bars to place sixth all around in the National Youth group.
Malcolm Herbert was fifth all around in the High Performance Junior category with a silver medal on parallel bars.