This weekend, our team competed at the 2014 New Hampshire State Championships. Gymnasts must have earned a 33.0 or better all-around score at a qualifying meet this season in order to be eligible to compete. The theme for States this year was "NH Flips for a Cure," to raise funds and awareness for two New Hampshire gymnasts who have been affected by cancer: Nicole Jacques, a cheerleader at A2 Gymnastics & Cheer, recently diagnosed with a form of liver cancer, and Soren Cooper of Tri-Star Gymnastics & Dance who is currently undergoing treatment for burkitt's lymphoma.
Our gymnasts faced some tough competition but persevered and gave it their all, and we are pleased to announce that our very own Hannah McDonnell is the 2014 Level 3 State Floor CHAMPION with a score of 9.55! Not only did she win her age division on floor exercise, but her score was the highest floor score of all the level 3 age divisions. Way to go Hannah! Our level 8 gymnast, Ellie Goodspeed, has qualified to the Region VI Level 8 Championships in her first year as a level 8.
Spectrum State Qualifiers and Placements
Ellie - 10th place on vault, bars, and floor, 11th place AA, Level 8 Regional Qualifier!
Ashley - 5th vault, 9th bars, 16th AA
Chloe - 16th AA
Hannah - 18th AA
Maddie - 9th vault, 10th beam, 14th AA
Olivia - 7th vault, 8th bars, 5th beam, 9th floor, 10th AA
Teghan - 17th AA
Julia - 9th vault, 14th AA
Lauren - 19th AA
Skyler - 22nd AA
LEVEL 5 - 7th place team!
Aislinn - 6th vault, 9th floor, 11th AA
Maddie - 17th AA
Sophie - 8th vault, 9th beam, 9th floor, 11th AA
Alanna - 9th vault, 7th beam, 15th AA
Marissa - 6th bars, 5th beam, 4th floor, 8th AA
Reyanna - 18th AA
Abby A - 22nd AA
Abby L - 6th bars, 5th floor, 8th AA
Hannah - 4th bars, floor CHAMP, 8th AA
Isabella - 19th AA
Lilly - 19th AA
Nicole - 9th floor, 18th AA
Spectrum is not done competing yet! Our Xcel teams continue to compete through the month of May. This weekend, they will be competing at Phantom Gymnastics at their annual "Xcel Tune-Up" meet! Go Spectrum!
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Coach Sarah is a former Rhode Island College gymnast, NCGA National qualifier, All-American, current gymnastics coach and judge, and contributor for the gymnastics news source, The Gymternet. Find out what's going on at Spectrum and learn more about the incredible sport of gymnastics!