North Hampton, New Hampshire, March 26, 2014– New Hampshire Academy of Artistic Gymnastics (http://www.nhagymnastics.com) announces that 4 members of their Level 9 Women’s Team competed at the USAG New Hampshire State Championships for Level 9 and 10 gymnasts held at UNH in Durham on March 14th. In order to qualify for the state championships, gymnasts had to have earned an All Around (cumulative) score of 32.00 or higher at a USAG sanctioned meet during the 2013-2014 season. The results of the state championship determine who will go on to the New England Regional Championships to be held in Springfield, Mass. Only 12 gymnasts from New Hampshire qualified to go on to the Regional competition, two of which were NHA Gymnastics members Ellie Johnston and Nicole Lanouette. These young women not only qualified for Regionals but also ranked in the top 5 in the state based on the meet results.
Ellie Johnston, a first year Level 9 Gymnast won 3rd place on Vault with a score of 9.025; won 3rd place on Balance Beam with a score of 8.55 and won 2nd place on the Uneven Bars with a score of 8.825. She won 2nd place in the All Around for her cumulative score, which qualified her for New England Regionals. She has had an exceptional season ranking in the top three in various events in nearly every competition she has attended.
Nicole Lanouette, another outstanding Level 9 gymnast won 1st place on the Uneven Bars with a score of 9.075 and won 2nd place on Vault with a score of 9.05. Her remarkable performances have qualified her to move on to New England Regional Championships. During the 2013-2014 season Nicole has consistently placed in the top 3 for nearly every event. She brings a tremendous strength and focus to all that she does, making her a formidable opponent on the gym floor.
Cailee Mallory won 3rd place on Balance Beam with a score of 8.725. Cailee has finished her 2013-2014 season with an admirable showing and has done well on a variety of events. As the NHAAGS Team Captain, she has brought her incredible optimism, support and leadership to share with her teammates all season. As a high school senior who will be attending Ithaca College in the fall of 2014, this is her last competition season with NHA Gymnastics. She has been with the gym for more than 15 years and will be sorely missed by members of the team and the coaching staff.
These 4 Level 9 athletes won the 3rd Place Team Award at the State Championships for their cumulative score. They have demonstrated time and again a high level of dedication to preparing for each competition. They have demonstrated their superb skills and incredible spirit throughout the season, making them New Hampshire gymnasts to watch as they continue on to New England Regionals.