Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Choice Gymnastics Xcel Teams competed March 16-18 in Greenville at the state meet.
Bronze Level gymnast Savannah Casebier, a third-grader at Sangaree Elementary School, placed fourth out of 336 competitors. Silver Level gymnast Mercedes Rechlicz, a sixth-grader at Marington Middle School, placed first out of 238 competitors.
Savannah placed first on Vault, Beam, Floor and All-around and third on Bars in her age division.
Mercedes placed first on Beam and All-around, second on Bars and Floor and fourth on Vault in her age division.
Placing among the top six gymnasts for their level at the state meet qualifies these young ladies to represent South Carolina on the State Team at the regional meet in April. The Regional Meet will include teams from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Other gymnasts also earned high honors at the state meet. In the Bronze Division Kendal Vorhis took home the gold medal on Bars, Floor and All-around and a silver medal on Beam. Katie Heimerdinger place second on Bars, Floor and All-around. Maile Merklein placed second on Floor. Marissa Kampwerth earned the bronze medal on Floor. The Bronze team placed eighth out of 30 teams in the state.
In the Silver Division Claire Willems earned the silver on Beam and bronze on Bars. Caroline Moore placed first on Beam and secnod on Floor. Tess Erickson brought home the gold on Beam, Floor and All-around. Danielle Abell placed third on Floor. The Silver team placed seventh out of 26 teams in the state.
In the Gold Division Amy Willems placed second on Beam and third on Bars, Floor and All-around. Claire Brookbank brought home silver medals on Bars and Floor. Rachelle Abell placed third on Vault. Abigail Todd is the State Champion on Vault. The Gold team placed sixth out of 19 teams in the state.