Howard County gymnasts excel at local meets

Rec sports

December 17, 2013

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Gymnastics

Maria Ramsey of Columbia competed at the 2013 Christmas on the Chesapeake Invitational at the Baltimore Convention Center on Dec. 13. Over 2,000 USA Gymnastics gymnasts from national and international training centers attend this annual competition, which is hosted by Docksiders Gymnastics. Ramsey, a Level 9 Docksiders gymnast, is an eighth grade honor student at Oakland Mills Middle School. In an outstanding performance, Maria won 1st place on Balance Beam and Floor Exercise, 2nd on Vault, 5th on Uneven Bars and 1st place in the All Around in the Level 9 Senior A age group.

Top Flight Gymnastics hosted its 3rd Annual Top Flight Invitational on Dec. 7-8 at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

The results for Top Flight gymnasts were:

Girls Level 3

Jr. C: Hannah Barwinski: 3. Bars (8.9), 1. Beam (8.8), 1. Floor (9.325), 3. All-Around (35.825).

Jr. D: Elle Kristo: 1. Beam (9.05).

Jr. F: Cecelia Gover: 3. Vault (9.0), 2. Bars (9.0), 1. Beam (9.1), 1. Floor (9.375), 1. All-Around (35.350). Gweneth Holzman: 1. Bars (9.05), 2. Floor (9.0), 3. All-Around (34.8).

Girls Level 4

Jr. D: Jaycee Cox: 2. Bars (8.8), 2. Beam (9.2), 1. Floor (9.05), 2. All-Around (34.625). Paige Leitzel: 3. Vault (8.3), 3. All-Around (34.2).

Jr. E: Mia Oh: 2. Beam (9.375), 2. All-Around (35.575).

Jr. F: Lauren Madden: 1. Beam (9.525), 2. All-Around (34.575). Giuliana Verna: 1. Floor (9.05).

Sr. G: Kira Oh: 1. Bars (9.4), 2. Beam (9.1), 3. All-Around (34.15).

Girls Level 7

Sr. 1: Shelby Lechner: 2. Beam (9.0).

Sr. 2: Hannah Miller: 2. Floor (9.25). Mandie Pierce: 2. Vault (9.0), 1. Floor (9.4), 3. All-Around (34.7).

Girls Level 9

All Ages: Olivia Island: 3. Vault (9.05).

Girls Level 10

All Ages: Samantha Picciotti: 3. Vault, 3. Bars, 3, Beam, 2. Floor, 3. All-Around.

The Top Flight boys compulsory teams competed at the Maryland Designated Qualifier #1 hosted by Rebounders Gymnastics on Dec. 8.

Individual results include:

Boys Level 4

Age 6: Andrew Hibbert: 1. Floor, 1. Pommel, 3. Parallel Bars, 3. High Bars, 1. All-Around.

Ages 9-10: Connor Schrott: 1. Rings, 2. Parallel Bars, 3. Pommel, 1. All-Around.

Boys Level 5

Ages 7-8: Zachary Arensdorf: 2. Vault, 2. Pommel.

Ages 9-10: Connor Harman: 2. Pommel.

Boys Level 6

Ages 9-10: Ben Currie: 2. Rings, 2. Parallel Bars, 3. High Bar, 3. Pommel, 3. All-Around.

Boys Level 7

Ages 9-10: Dimitry Davis: 2. Vault, 3. Pommel, 3. Rings, 3. Parallel Bars, 3. High Bar, 3. All-Around.

Basketball

The Columbia Ravens fourth grade boys basketball team went undefeated (4-0) and won the St. Paul Crusaders Shootout Tournament. The team defeated the Reisterstown Wolfpack in the championship game, 45-17.

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