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Westport Weston Y gymnasts win national titles

Updated 4:39 pm, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • The Westport Weston Y Family gymnasts earned more than 22 individual and All Around awards at the YMCA National Championships in Savannah, Ga. from June 26 to 29. Pictured, top row left to right, are Emily Prister, Margaret West, Kelsey Lemke, Sarah McKinnis, Aliza Dodge and Shea Baker. Middle row left to right, are Lili Kane, Alison Long, Mia Parkes and Kylie Doyle. Bottom row left to right, are Chloe Ashton, Chloe Beck and Blaire Gowrie. Not pictured is Chandler O'Reardon. Photo: Contributed Photo

    The Westport Weston Y Family gymnasts earned more than 22 individual and All Around awards at the YMCA National Championships in Savannah, Ga. from June 26 to 29. Pictured, top row left to right, are Emily Prister, Margaret West, Kelsey Lemke, Sarah McKinnis, Aliza Dodge and Shea Baker. Middle row left to right, are Lili Kane, Alison Long, Mia Parkes and Kylie Doyle. Bottom row left to right, are Chloe Ashton, Chloe Beck and Blaire Gowrie. Not pictured is Chandler O'Reardon.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Westport Weston Family Y's gymnasts earned four All Around national titles at the YMCA Women's National Championships in Savannah, Ga. from June 26 to 29.

The Y gymnasts, ranging in age from 10 to 15, won more than 22 individual and All Around awards at the event. Teams from 91 YMCA's participated, with more than 1,900 gymnasts competing.

Aliza Dodge, Chandler O'Reardon, Sarah McKinnis and Mia Parkes won national titles for top 12 finishes in the All Around.

Dodge, 12, of Westport, finished fifth place in the All Around (33.4) in the Level 6 Junior competition, taking third-place medals on bars and floor, fifth place on balance beam and seventh on vault. O'Reardon, 14, of Westport, was ninth in the All Around (31.2), finishing fifth on bars and fourth on balance beam.

Emily Prister, of Weston, was fifth on the balance beam and sixth on floor.

In the Level 5 Division, McKinnis, 12, of Fairfield won 11th place All Around (33.1) with additional medals on both floor and beam. Westport's Kylie Doyle, 10, was 14th in the All Around (32.1) and won individual medals on vault (10th place) and bars (ninth).

Level 4 competitor Parkes, 10, from Westport, took 10th in the All Around (33.4). Shea Baker and Chloe Ashton also won All Around medals for 16th and 17th place, respectively.

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