Moscrop repeats as fourth-best at B.C. school gymnastics

At last month’s B.C. High School provincial gymnastics championships in Delta, the ripple of strong performances from Moscrop athletes garnered acclaim.

The team finished fourth for a third straight year, this time among more than 80 schools represented.

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Led by Level 3’s Maddy Gomes, who finished fifth all-around, the team continued to put up strong point totals at the intense meet.

Gomes recorded the top score on beam in the highest category in the competition, against a pool of 60 athletes who primarily are elite club competitors.  She also finished fourth-best on floor.

In Level 2, Maya Mah posted the eighth-best total among more than 50 competitors, with the fifth-best score on vault. Teammate Karen Warren placed 21st all-around, with her floor routine scoring fourth-best. Michele Mai, meanwhile, wrapped up in 25th place.

Katrina Dang, Joanna Larpin and Eugenia Demendeeva were in a close battle for a podium finish, with Dang scoring bronze in senior girls’ Level 1. Dang’s score was highlighted by a third-place showing on beam. Larpin placed fourth all-around, recording a seventh-place result on floor.

In fifth spot was Demendeeva, who collected the fifth-most points on floor.

Teammate Kazane Zen finished 18th all-around.

In junior girls’ Level 1 competition, Sophia Battiston garnered third-best score on beam and fourth on floor, en route to 14 all-around. Also making top-20 finish were KayAnna Vu, with the fifth place result on floor, for 17th all-around, and Emily Lavin, at 17th overall, with the fourth top score on floor.

Amy Yaremko finished 22nd all-around, and Daniella Ferrigno placed 30th.

Cameron Louie staked out the third-best mark on parallel bars to place fifth all-around in Level 2, not far off the mark from division champion Sava Savkovic of Alpha. Coming in 10th all-around was Liam Farbridge.

In Level 1, Kaeden Quan placed 19th all-around.

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