Gold leads to Winnipeg
Spencer Principe of the Surrey Gymnastic Society (SGS) will be heading to Winnipeg in May.
The 13-year-old won the all around gold medal at the Christy Fraser Memorial Invitational meet last weekend in Langley, and has qualified for the Western Canadian Championships in the Level 4 category for gymnasts 13-and-over. Principe won a gold medal on vault, a silver on pommel horse and high bar, and a bronze on parallel bars.
SGS teammate Kevin Hignell, 15, won a bronze medal on vault and was fifth on both rings and high bar.
In the Level 4 under-13 group, Treyson Cerrato was fourth all around after winning gold on the vault and a bronze on high bar.
Aiden Wilson, 15, won the silver medal on vault in the Boys’ National Youth category.
Sarah Tobin, 11, qualified for next month’s B.C. Championships in Prince George by placing fifth all around in the Level 2 Tyro group. Tobin won gold on the beam, and will be part of the Fraser Valley zone in Prince George.
Two other female gymnasts just missed qualifying for the zone team which will compete at the provincial meet, but may still get an invite to compete at the B.C. Championships as independents (non-team member).
Alexa Cannon placed seventh all around, two positions behind Tobin. The 11-year-old won a bronze medal on vault. Teammate Eva Woodward won a bronze medal on bars.
Cannon and Samantha Lal, 13, will wait for a decision from Gymnastics BC to see if they will compete at provincials. Lal was seventh all around in the Level 2 Novice group, with a gold medal on vault and a silver on floor.
In Girls’ Level 5 Open qualification for Westerns, 19-year-old Alanna Jones won a gold medal on beam.