Hilger paces Atomic Tumblers at season opening competition

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers gymnastics team opened its season at home Oct. 23 hosting four other teams.
The meet consisted of gymnasts in levels 3-6. In all, 82 gymnasts participated in the meet, which was held at the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa.
The meet marked the opening of the 2010-11 compulsory season.
Los Alamos’ Alyssa Hilger, a level 4 gymnast, earned the top mark of the meet. She recorded a score of 36.20 to win the 10-year-old division.
To pick up her meet-topping mark, Hilger scored a 9.25 on the balance beam, a 9.00 on the vault, an 8.85 on floor exercises. She won all three evens and finished second in the fourth event, the parallel bars, falling only to teammate Bridget Toone.
Toone, for her part, was third all-around in the age-division with a score of 34.25.
Toone received a 9.15 on the parallel bars to win that event. She also received a score of 8.70 on vault, good enough for third place, 8.55 on floor, which placed her fifth, and a 7.85 on balance beam, which put her sixth overall.
Ashley Bustos was fifth in that same age division, scoring a 32.90. Bustos was second in vault (8.75), third on bars (8.85), fifth on beam (7.90) and ninth on floor (7.40).
Another Tumblers’ entry, Elyse Phillips placed sixth on bars (7.80) and ninth on vault (7.70). Still another, Ainsley Thistlewaite, was eighth on vault (7.80) and ninth on beam (7.20).
In the level 4, 11 and older division, Ramya Stevens was Los Alamos’ top finisher, taking third overall with a score of 34.10.
Stevens won the bars (9.05), was third on vault (8.65), while taking fourth on beam (8.25) and floor (8.15).
Elizabeth Lockhart was fourth all-around with 33.75. She finished first on vault (9.05), second on bars (9.00), third on beam (8.45) and fifth on floor (7.25).
Also in that age group, Claire Spach was fourth on vault (8.40) and sixth on beam (7.20).
In the level 4 9-year-old division, Lilly Bueck of the Atomic Tumblers finished third all-around with a 31.90. Bueck placed second on vault (8.80), third on beam (8.40), and fourth on both bars (7.50) and floor (7.20).
Suyana Ferreria also competed in that division, winning the vault with a 9.00. She was third on bars (7.65) and fifth on beam (7.60) and floor (7.00).
In the level 4, 8-year-old division, Charlotte Ulrich was fifth with 30.55, taking top honors on vault (8.60), third on bars (7.75) and fourth on floor (7.30).
Meanwhile, teammate Amaya Coblentz placed fifth on vault (8.35) and beam (7.60) and sixth on floor (7.05), while Charlotte Toone was third on floor (7.50), fifth on bars (7.45), and eighth on vault (8.10). Allison Warner placed seventh on beam (7.10) and eighth on vault (8.00).
In the youngest age division, the 6- and 7-year-olds, Katie Wingo placed sixth on floor (7.55) and beam (7.00) and seventh on vault (8.05). Brianna Fryer placed fourth on bars (7.40), and sixth on vault (8.35). Anna Clark placed fourth on beam (7.50) and Paetyn Miller was fifth on bars (6.90).