HAMPSTEAD- The Phantom Gymnastics Xcel and JO Compulsory Teams competed in the Yellow Jackets Holiday Invitational, held November 30 - December 2, 2012 in Middleton, MA. Hosted by Yellow Jackets Gymnastics, gymnastics clubs from Massachusetts and New Hampshire participated. Several local Phantom girls from the surrounding areas participated with outstanding results!
For the Xcel Program, the Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice Teams won first place while the Rookie group took second place. For the JO Team, Level 9 finished first, Levels 4, 5, 6, and 7 took second and Level 8 came in fourth.
Some of the highlights for local girls include:
For the JO Program:
Level 4: Haley Farrell of Atkinson came in eighth place with an All-Around (AA) of 33.425 in the Child Division. Kayla Pech of Atkinson showed a great result in her second competitive meet with an AA Score of 33.05 in the Junior Division.
Level 5: In the Child Division, Lily Daniels of Hampstead placed seventh on Vault, fifth on Floor and seventh AA with a Score of 35.1. Jocelyn Hooper of Atkinson placed sixth on Bars, third on Beam and finished eleventh overall with an AA Score of 34.65. Lauren Hayes of Plaistow, placed ninth on Bars. Jordan Lavery of Atkinson finished eighth on Beam and tenth on Floor. Hana Phaneuf of Hampstead finished seventh on Vault and fifth on Bars. In the Junior Division, Brianna Paleno of Hampstead finished first on Bars and Floor while finishing third overall with an AA Score of 35.95. Zoe Demers of Hampstead finished second on Bars and Beam and fourth overall with an AA Score of 35.75. Shannon Carroll of Kingston finished first on Vault and ninth overall with an AA Score of 34.25. For the Senior Division, Abbey Jordan of Atkinson finished strong with an AA Score of 31.9.
Level 6: Annika Pinyochon of Hampstead finished first on Vault , third on Bars and second overall with an AA Score of 35.525.
Level 7: For the Senior Division, Hayley Shaw of Newton finished second on Beam, first on Floor and third overall with an AA Score of 35.05.
Level 8: Child Division, Ashlee Loeffler of Hampstead finished seventh on Floor. In the Junior Division, Ruth Mahoney of Kingston placed fourth on Bars and third overall with an AA Score of 35.25. Victoria Boutin of Hampstead finished fifth on Vault (9.025).
Level 9: In the Junior Division, Erin Carroll of Kingston finished first on Vault with an incredible 9.65, first on Bars , second on Beam , third on Floor and first overall with an AA Score of 35.85. Courtney Kamberalis of Danville finished fifth on Bars, fourth on Beam and fourth overall with an AA Score of 33.75.
For the Xcel Program:
Xcel Advanced: Gemma Schena of Hampstead was first on floor with a 9.075 and Emily Cambra was second on the bars with a 8.925.
Xcel Intermediate: Kirstin Klimkofski of Sandown was first on beam with a 9.35.
Xcel Novice: Julia Huberdeau of Atkinson was first on floor with a 9.225 and Sophie Lebiedz was first on bars with a 9.050. From Hampstead, Erin Porter was third on floor with a 9.1. From Sandown Lyndsy Klimkofski was first on vault with a 8.6. From Newton, Dominque Dubois was first on beam with a 9.175.
Xcel Rookie: From Hampstead, Allison French was second on bars with a 9.050 and Leah Sears was second on beam with a 8.65. From Newton, Isabella Dubois was first on bars with a 9.1.
Phantom Gymnastics is a competitive gymnastics program located on Route 111 in Hampstead and draws gymnasts from across Southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.