Tuesday Aug 23 2011
Auburn Gymnastics pair star in opener
By: Journal Sports Staff
Two girls from Auburn Gymnastics Center took high honors at the National Association of Women’s Gymnastic Judges Cup in Rancho Cordova on Saturday, opening their season in grand style. Level 4, Hannah Caminiti, placed first on vault, floor and second in all-around while, level 5, Allyson Osborn, placed first on bars, second on all around, fourth on vault and floor. “What a way to start the season,” said coach, Jennifer Christenson. The two girls are part of a 16-person gymnastics team training locally at Auburn Gymnastics and competing against other teams across California during the next five months. The Saturday competition was attended by 240 girls from 25 teams kicking off the gymnastics season with a meet hosted by judges from Northern California and setting the bar for the season for most clubs. More than 1,700 gymnasts from throughout the United States competed during the weekend as the sport has seen a surge in participants in recent months. Level 5 team member Emily Esteban wasn’t far from the leader, she took 4th on bars (8.7) and 5th on floor (8.525), Kristen Kopp took 6th all-around earning top ten on all events, Aneesa Perez took top ten on every event while Emily Benson placed in the top 10 on bars. On the level 4 squad, Breanna Phillips took 7th floor, Annah Sutherland placed 10th on vault, McKenzie Dunigan placed 5th on vault, 8th on bars, 7th floor and 10th all-around, Delilah Fulton placed 6th on bars, 4th on beam, 10th on floor and 6th in the all-around, Kacy Burns took top 8th on vault and Hannah Fulton placed 8th on vault.