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Clark paces Atomic Tumblers at Gold Cup gymnastics meet

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers performed well at the Gold Cup Classic invitational meet two weeks ago.
The Gold Cup was held Jan. 14-15 in Albuquerque. A total of 230 athletes, representing 15 clubs from New Mexico, Texas and California, took part.
The top-scoring Atomic Tumbler was Anna Clark, whose all-around score in Level 4 competition of 36.00 included a first-place finish on bars (9.15), a tie for first on beam (9.10), second on vault ((9.0) and a tie for fifth on floor (8.75).
For her efforts, Clark came in second all-around in her age division.
Level 4 gymnasts Katie Wingo and Briana Fryer swept the 7-and-under age division, with Wingo taking gold on vault (9.10), bars (9.60), floor (9.30), for an all-around total of (35.75), while Fryer picked up a first on beam (9.05) and silver all-around (34.80).
Suyana Ferreira earned gold for vault in her age division (9.00) and finished fourth all-around (33.875). Paetyn Miller finished seventh (32.10) and Allison Warner eighth (29.75).
In Level 5 competition, Alyssa Hilger continued a strong season with an all-around of 35.20, which placed her fifth overall. Hilger finished as the silver medalist on vault (8.70) and bars (8.90), while earning a bronze on floor (8.90).
Teammate Katrina Vinyard was sixth all-around (32.80).
Also in Level 5, Elizabeth Lockhart was second on bars (8.65) and beam (9.00) and third on floor (8.80). She finished third overall (34.60).
Ramya Stevens placed seventh (32.20) in the senior division at Level 5. In the junior division, Lilly Bueck earned a bronze on beam (8.70) and ended up fourth overall with her score of 32.75.
Level 6 gymnast Jenna Weatherbie earned a 9.00 on beam and eighth place overall in the 12-13 age division with a 31.80.
Level 7 competitor Katya Skurikhin earned gold on vault (9.00), along with bronzes on beam (8.65), floor (9.10) and all-around (35.250). Teammate Luvina Lucero tied for third place on beam (8.50) in the senior division and placed seventh all-around (33.80).
At Level 8, Annika Bronkhorst added one more gold to the team’s tally with an 8.75 on bars. She placed sixth overall (32.70).
LASG took third place team awards in Levels 4 and 5 — team awards combine the scores of the top three athletes in each level, but since Levels 6-8 fielded fewer than 3 gymnasts each in this meet, they were not eligible for team awards.
The Atomic Tumblers’ season continues with a meet at G-Force Gymnastics this weekend.