Gymnastics: Lucero grabs top all-around score

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By Special to the Monitor

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics opened its competitive season at home, hosting its annual Columbus Invitational meet Saturday.

In all, 51 level 3 and level 4 gymnasts competed in the morning session, including teams from  Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Taos, as well as LASG’s Atomic Tumblers.

For the Atomic Tumblers, Luvina Lucero scored a 35.15 to win the 12-14 year old age division in level 4 competition. It was the highest all-around score recorded on the day.

Lucero took first place on vault, balance beam and floor exercise with scores of 8.95, 9.25 and 8.85. She also finished third on parallel bars with an 8.10.  

Jackie Cooke placed second in the 12-14 year old division with a score of 32.60. Cook was first on parallel bars (9.00), second on vault (8.80) and floor (7.65) and third on beam (7.15).

LASG’s Elise Kessler and Kaelen Prime competed in their first meet Saturday.

Kessler placed second on bars (8.20) and third on vault (8.50) in the 12-14 year old division. Prime, meanwhile, competed in the level 4, 10-11 year old age division, placing sixth all-around. She was fourth on bars (8.10) and fifth on beam (8.175).

Another LASG gymnast winning her age division in the level 4 competition was Sydney Schake. Schake won the 9-year-old division with an all-around score of 34.325.  

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