Gymnasts ‘should feel proud’ of their performances

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THE annual Scarborough and District School Sports Association’s gymnastic competition for secondary schools was held for the first time Whitby on Saturday 17 March.

The event had entrants from seven of the 12 disctrict schools; competing in three sections - junior, intermediate and senior.

Each gymnast was required to perform a 90-second floor routine and two different vaults.

A combination of the two disciplines were added together to determine their final scores.

The schools had been preparing their gymnastics since the start of the new school term.

Eskdale School PE teacher Anne-Marie Scale said: “Both staff and pupils have put in hours of practise to ensure they were ready to compete. “This commitment and determination to succeed should be congratulated and all staff and gymnasts should feel very proud of all their performances on the day.”

She thanked Whitby Leisure Centre and Scarborough Borough Council for their support in hosting the event.

“However without the generousity of four local judges; Helen Locker, Rebecca Smith, Micheala Eden and Caroline Axham, the competition could not have happened,” she added.

“The competition was a great success for the gymnasts of Whitby, who took the three team event titles and a number of invidual awards.”

Results, Overall combined individual winners

Junior, 1 Evie Storr, Eskdale, 2 Sonny Grant, Caedmon, 3 Emma Raw, Eskdale; intermediate, 1 Megan Coates, Caedmon, 2 Niamh Sweeney, Eskdale, 3 Meg Coates, Graham, Jessica Roger, Scalby; senior: 1 Amber Hood, Pindar, 2 Emily Hansell, Whitby Community College, 3 Ashleigh Dodd, Pindar.

Team event

Junior: 1 Eskdale, 2 Caedmon, 3 St Augustine’s team 1; intermediate: 1 Eskdale team 1, 2 Caedmon, 3 Graham team 1, senior: 1 Whitby Community College, 2 Pindar.