Over the weekend of April 22nd – 24th the Keene Family YMCA Royals competed in the MA/NH State Championship gymnastics meet hosted by the Westfield YMCA, in Westfield MA. The Royals were represented by 15 of their gymnast that reached qualifying scores earlier in the season.
The Royals had a strong showing being home four individual event titles throughout the weekend. Leading them with two event titles was level 4 Sofia Accorsi, win vault (9.3) and bars (9.475) in the Child A age group. Also bring home event titles were level 7, age group all, Kelly Chapdelaine on beam (8.8) and level 5, Senior age group, Meredith Lewis on vault (9.175). Also Ava Pelkey attained her final qualifying all-around score to attend Regionals this coming May.
In level 2, Child A age group, Brooke Douai took home 11th on vault (8.975), 11th on bars (8.025), 12th on beam (7.2), 10th on floor (8.325) and 12th all-around (32.525), while Gabrielle Fleuette took home 13th on vault (8.7), 7th on bars (8.4), 13th on beam (6.95) 13th on floor (7.45) and 14th all-around (31.5). In Child B age group, Bella Johnson took home 9th on vault (9.0), 7th on bars (8.6), 12th on beam (7.7), 13th on floor (8.05) and 15th all-around (33.35).
In level 3, Child B age group, Mikayla Guillet took home 13th on vault (9.15), 13th on bars (8.45), 23rd on beam (7.5), 17th on floor (8.525) and 20th all-around (33.625). In Junior B age group Nora Fay took home 15th on vault (9.05), 17th on bars (8.05), 11th on beam (8.15), 18th on floor (7.95) and 21st all –around (33.2). Also in Junior B age group, Pelkey took home 10th on vault (9.35), 10th on bars (8.85), 12th on beam (8.1), 13th on floor (8.8) and 15th all-around (35.1). In Senior age group, Lilly McRae took home 12th on vault (9.25), 3rd on bars (9.4), 13th on beam (8.05), 7th on floor (9.075) and 9th all-around (35.775).
In level 4, Child A age group Accorsi also took home 6th on beam (8.8), 5th on floor (8.75) and 2nd all-around (36.325), while Madigan Pillsbury took home 11th on vault (8.55), 13th on bars (8.4), 9th on beam (8.5), 18th on floor (7.825) and 12th all-around (33.275). In Child B age group, Claire Gemma took home 6th on vault (9.05), 7th on bars (8.8), 9th on beam (8.7), 3rd on floor (9.0) and 5th all-around (35.55)
In level 5, Junior age group, Caelan Purrington took home 8th on vault (8.45), 12th on bars (7.125), 10th on beam (7.8), 6th on floor (8.625) and 12th all-around. Senior age group, Lewis also took home 11th on bars (7.95), 6th on beam (8.3), 2nd on floor (9.025) and 4th all-around (34.45).
In level 6, Junior age group, Hillary Leeds took home 8th on vault (8.125), 13th on bars (6.1), 10th on beam (8.15), 12th on floor (8.4), and 14th all-around (30.775).
In level 7, Chapdelaine also took home 9th on vault (8.675), 13th on bars (7.2), 5th on floor (8.95) and 8th all-around (33.625).
In Xcel Gold, Junior age group, Emma Browning took home 5th on vault (8.7), 12th on bars (8.05), 9th on beam (8.35), 8th on floor (8.75) and 12th all-around (33.85).
The Royals have a local meet May 7th back at the Westfield YMCA, before their final meet of the season. 12 of the Royals will be representing the Keene Family YMCA May 13th-15th at the Northeast YMCA Regional Championship meet.