High Flyers gymnasts win four state event championships

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High Flyers gymnasts won four state event championships and captured many more second and third place medals at the New Mexico USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Championships held over the past several weekends in Albuquerque.
Competing in the Level 2 division, Mia Casados placed first on floor exercise and teammate Seana Shedd won first place on her uneven bars routine.
In Level 4 competition, Emily Smith earned first place on vault for the third year in a row, and was also first on floor exercise, her second such title in three years. She went on to place second all-around, narrowly missing the first-place win by just .05 points.
Second place all-around titles also went to Siena Rolfe (level 4), Isabelle Gill (level 3), and Mia Casados (level 2).
Rolfe additionally placed second on vault and floor exercise and third on balance beam while Gill placed second on balance beam and floor exercise.
Other second-place event winners included Ashley Bustos, Alana Hinojosa and River Irving (vault), Sofia Enriquez and Naomi Starkenburg (uneven bars), Ashley Bustos, Elena Gallegos, Kailey Posegate and Emily Smith (balance beam), and Ashley Bustos on floor exercise.
Level 7 competitor Ashley Bustos won third place all-around and secured a berth in the Level 7 USA Gymnastics regional championships, to be held in Albuquerque next month.
Kailey Posegate placed third all-around in level 3, and also took home the third-place event title on uneven bars. Naomi Starkenburg placed third all-around at level 2.
Event third-place winners included on vault Mia Casados, Mairen Hoch, Seana Shedd and Sophia Sisneros; Elena Gallegos and Anna Kirkland on uneven bars; Elaina Irving and Megan Martinez on balance beam; and Elena Gallegos and Sophia Sisneros on floor exercise.
All-around results for the remaining level 2 competitors included Ashley Casados (sixth), Gwen DeBardeleben (fifth), Elena Gallegos (fourth), Alana Hinojosa (fourth), River Irving (fifth), Jillian Lewis (seventh), Jessica Points (fifth), Seana Shedd (fourth) and Sophia Sisneros (sixth).
Additional results for level 3 competitors included Maia Cannon (seventh), Sofia Enriquez (sixth), Mairen Hoch (ninth), Anabel Irving (sixth), Anna Kirkland (fifth), Sarah Newman (eighth), Katelyn Tapia (eighth), Tiffany Tovesson (eighth), Valerie Valdez (ninth) and Katie Vest, who scored fifth with an all-around score of 36.025.
At level 4, Elaina Irving placed fourth all-around, Alex Hinckley tied for fifth, Megan Martinez placed fifth, Hailey McDowell placed sixth, and competing at level 5, Sarah Worley placed sixth.
The state championships conclude the competitive season for all level 2-6 gymnasts.