Okana­gan ath­letes im­press early in Ed­mon­ton

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Okana­gan Gym­nas­tics ath­letes needed no time to cap­ture medals in an early-sea­son meet in Ed­mon­ton re­cently.

Dur­ing the first day of com­pe­ti­tion, Kam­ryn Green­halgh fin­ished first over­all in the un­der-15 cat­e­gory and also qual­i­fied for all four event fi­nals.

After the first day of the com­pe­ti­tion, she was lead­ing the pack on the un­even bars and bal­ance beam. In day two, she fin­ished first on the bars and floor ex­er­cise, and sec­ond on the vault and beam.

Gabriela Be­selt fin­ished sec­ond 16-plus cat­e­gory after fin­ish­ing first on the bars in the first day of com­pe­ti­tion and qual­i­fy­ing for all four event fi­nals. Be­selt ended up win­ning the un­even bars.

Michelle Perez fin­ished third over­all in the 14-plus cat­e­gory and qual­i­fied for the vault, beam and floor fi­nals. Perez fin­ished sec­ond on vault and third on the floor.

Vanessa Bul­cock qual­i­fied in 14plus for the vault, bars and floor, lead­ing the pack on vault. Bul­cock fin­ished tied for sec­ond with Perez in the vault.

Amanda Jag­gard qual­i­fied for beam and floor fi­nals. Her best fin­ished was sixth on beam.

Mor­gan Clark fin­ished first on the beam, third on vault and sec­ond over­all in her age group. Syd­ney Or­tyn­ski fin­ished third on the un­even bars.

Haylee Van Stein­burg fin­ished first on the beam and sec­ond on the vault after scor­ing an im­pres­sive 9.425 on the beam.

Tay­lor Mor­ri­son was third on the vault, Pey­ton Jo­hal was fifth on the un­even bars and Kyleigh Craw­ford’s top fin­ish was on the vault.

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Michelle Perez, Amanda Jag­gard, Gabi Be­selt, Vanessa Bul­cock, Kam­ryn Green­halgh and Kyleigh Craw­ford pose in Ed­mon­ton.

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