Host club fares well at Classic
by Rick Kupchuk
Competing against more than 300 athletes from clubs from across the province, the host club fared well at the Surrey Classic and Carol Lenz Memorial meets Mar. 1-3 at the Guildford Recreation Centre.
Two gymnasts from the Surrey Gymnastics Society won an all around gold medal in Level 4 men’s competition, part of the Surrery Classic competition. Treyson Cerrato was first overall in the under-13 age group. The 12-year-old won gold on five of the six events, and added a silver medal on parallel bars. In the 13-and-over group, Kevin Hignell, 14, took the all around gold. He had top five scores on all six events, winning a gold medal on parallel bars, a silver on vault, and bronze medals on floor and high bar.
Luke MacMullen won a silver medal all around in the Level 2 category for 11-12 year-olds. MacMullen, 11, won gold on vault, parallel bars and high bar, and was second on floor, pommel horse and rings.
In Level 3, Joshua Hoven was fifth all –around in the under-13 category after winning a silver medal on floor and adding top five placings on parallel bars and pommel horse. Teammate Kevin Hua won the bronze medal on floor, while Alon Zvikler just missed a medal placing with a fourth on pommel horse and high bar.
Aidan Wilson, 15, was tied for fourth all around in the National youth group, taking the gold medal on rings and a silver on vault and parallel bars.
In FIG, Malcolm Herbert, 16, won a silver medal on pommel horse and was fourth on parallel bars while competing in a group that included two national team members.
In the Carol Lenz Memorial meet for the women, Surrey resident Taylor Oakley of the Flicka Gym Club won the all around gold medal in the National Open category, placing first on floor, second on beam and bars and third on vault.
Emily Carroll, 15, of the Surrey club was first all around in the Level 4 Open group, after taking gold on floor, silver on bars and bronze on vault and beam. Teammate Jusleen Sangha, 14, won the silver medal all around, after earning gold on beam, and silver on vault and floor.
Two gymnasts won all around medals in Level 3 competition. RayAnne Quinn, 14, won an all around bronze medal in the Open group with a gold medal on floor and a silver on bars, while Jillian Principe, 11, was the silver medalist all around in the Tyro category, with silver medals on bars and beam and a bronze on floor. Twin sister Jennifer Principe was fourth all around, with a gold on bars and a bronze on beam.
In Level 3 Novice, Luck Kask, 13, won a bronze on bars and Isabelle Louie, 12, won a bronze on vault.
Samantha Lal, 13, won the all around gold medal in the Level 2 Novice division, claiming the gold medal on beam. In Level 2 Tyro, 10 year-old Alexa Cannon earned an all around silver medal after a first place score on vault, a silver on bars and a bronze on both beam and floor. Teammate Sarah Tobin, also 10, was fourth all around with a silver medal on beam, while Manel Baklouti was fifth all around with a silver medal on vault and a bronze on bars.
Claire DeMartin had the top score on three events to win the all around gold medal in the Level 1 Tyro division, placing first on vault, bars and beam. Twin sister Danielle DeMartin was third all around, with a silver on bars. Nicole Czernakowski, 10, was fifth all around, tying Claire DeMartin for the gold medal on vault, and winning gold on floor.
In Level 1 Argo for gymnasts born in 2003, Makiah Anderson won gold on floor, and Seraphina Rizkallah took the bronze on bars. In the 2004 Argo division, Chenay Wong won the all around silver medal, which included a gold medal score on bars, a silver on vault and bronze on both beam and floor.
In the Level 5 Open division, 19 year-old Alanna Jones won the bronze medal on vault.