Edited by Rob Potter
SULLIVAN COUNTY January 20, 2006 On January 7, the Monticello Gymnastics Club girls team competed at the Hudson Valley Qualifier at Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge.
All of the Level 4 gymnasts who competed at the meet qualified for the New York State Team Cup. which will be held in June. The gymnasts were required to score at least a 28 for this level.
Meghan Jefferson qualified with an all-around score of 32.375. In the 9-year-old division, she took second place on the floor with a score of 8.925, fifth place on the beam with a score of 8.45 and won a third place medal on the vault with a score of 8.8.
In the 6- to 8-year-old division, Christina Rossi took second place with an all-around score of 30.9. She also placed second on the vault with a score of 8.8.
As a team, the Monticello Gymnastics Club Level 4 gymnasts finished third place overall. In addition to Jefferson and Rossi, the other team members who competed were Kirrin Tubo, Kali Seastrand, and Sarah Salerno. Tubo earned an all-around score of 31.9, Seastrand scored 29.35 and Salerno totaled 31.6.
As a team, the Monticello Level 5 gymnasts also took third place in the all-around team competition. Kayla Flieger qualified for the state championship with an all-around score of 33.7. (An all-around score of at least 32.5 is required for the state championship at this level.)
Flieger took third place on floor exercise with an 8.85, fifth on beam with an 8.6 and sixth on vault with an 8.7.
Also competing from Level 5 were Chelsea Wayman, who earned an all-around score of 28.75, Shannon Brucher (29.35), Ali Reynolds (29.15) and Delani Meier (28.55).
The Level 6 gymnasts who competed at UCCC were Catherine Dean, who recorded an all-around score of 30.65, and Breanna Brucher, who posted an all-around score of 28.65.
Members of the Monticello Gymnastics Club girls team who did not compete in the Hudson Valley Qualifier included Level 4 gymnasts Ashlyn Nardi and Desteni Perez, Level 5 gymnasts Carly Klemen and Joanna Sikorska and Level 6 gymnast Lexa Yacino.
The Monticello Gymnastics Club girls team is coached by Pedro Pete Tweed, Amanda Tweed and Maria Karkos.