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Huntingdon Girls Leap for Medals!

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 Gymnasts from Huntingdon's elite girls' squads won a hatful of medals at the Regional voluntary championships, held in Ipswich last weekend.  Topping the pile was 15 year old Lottie Smith, who took gold overall and won all 4 individual apparatus titles in the senior  section.  Her all around score was also the highest of the day from all groups, winning her the prestigious Frank Stevens Trophy in a field that included gymnasts from over 10 Clubs that make up the Eastern Region.

  In the junior section, Tilly Allen was second overall, winning 2 golds on vault and beam and 2 silver medals on bars and floor.  In the Espoir category, Elizabeth Macfarlane worked well to secure bronze medals on beam and floor, with clubmate Teegan Barnes winning a silver on vault and a gold on beam in the same section.  The  performance from the 5 girls was enough to secure second place in the Team competition, with gymnasts from the Sapphire Club in Hemel Hempstead taking the Team trophy.  Meghan Morris also worked well in the individual event, taking a silver on vault.

   Huntingdon's younger elite girls also had a great competition at the voluntary levels competition, aimed specifically at aspiring under 11 girls.  Isabella Fleming performed securely across all 4 apparatus in the level 3 category, finishing third overall and taking a gold on beam, and a bronze on floor.  Teammate Teegan Milligan showed great power and flight for her vault, to take gold on that event.  The two girls have also been selected as part of the East Region Team to go forward to National Finals in Stoke in November.  Clubmates Emilyse Birch and Emily Mathers also worked well in their junior levels in what was an impressive field of the region's best gymnasts.