PHS gymnasts help Parkettes win title
The 45th annual Parkettes Invitational was held a few weeks ago, and a number of Parkland gymnasts had impressive showings. The level 10 PKI team also won the team championship at the event.
Parkettes finished with 115 all-around team points (28.95 in vault, 27.55 on bars, 29.175 on beam and 29.325 on floor) to earn first place. Hill’s narrowly came in second place with a team score of 114.75, and North Stars rounded out the top three with 114.525, respectively.
In the night session, Parkland senior Jada Mangahas and Parkland resident Lucy Tobia led Parkettes with impressive showings in the 3D session. Mangahas finished first in the 15-plus-year-old division with an all-around score of 38.55. She also had the best score in the beam with a 9.70, tied for the top score in the floor (9.80), and placed fourth in the vault (9.75).
Tobia was the top performer in the 12-14 year-old division, finishing with a final all-around score of 38.275. She took second in three routines: bars (9.25), beam (9.70), and floor (9.70).
Kiera Gontkosy, also a Parkland resident, participated in the 3D session. She placed 10th in the 12-14 year-old division with an all-around score of 35.20.
In the Level 10 3B session, Parkland junior Anna Yeakel placed fifth in the 16-plus-year-old division with a 35.20 all-around score. Her best finish came in the bars routine with a score of 9.05, the fourth-best in the division.
The level 10 day session also saw plenty of success from Parkette gymnasts. Ryli McGorry, a sophomore at Parkland, placed second overall in the 14-15 year-old division with an all-around score of 34.95. She had the best score in the vault with a score of 9.425, and top-four finishes in threee other routines: bars (second, 8.60 score), floor (third, 9.225) and beam (fourth, 7.70).
Madison Roseman, a freshman, placed third overall in the division with an all-around score of 34.65, led by second-place marks in both the vault (9.35) and floor (9.35) routines.
Paige Wills made an impact during the 3B session for Parkettes. She finished fifth overall in the 12-13 year-old division with an all-around score of 33.775. She placed in a tie for third in the floor routine with 9.25 points.
A number of other non-Parkland residents helped the Parkettes team win the championship as well. Nicole Desmond placed third overall in the 3D session 12-14 year-old division with 37.575 points. She was the top finisher in both the beam (9.725) and floor (9.825) routines. Adele Ossi took seventh overall (36.425 all-around) to round out the top three finishers in the division.
In the daytime 3B session, Shannon Stivala took first place with an all-around of 36.125 points in the 12-13 year-old division. She had the best score in the bars (8.70) and beam (9.075).