Members of Foothills Gymnastics Academy's Xcel Gold team

FGA gymnasts deliver top-five showings at AAU Qualifying State Clinic

Gymnasts from Foothills Gymnastics Academy participated March 20 in the North Carolina AAU Third Qualifying State Clinic in Cornelius.

ScottLynn Whiteside represented FGA at the Xcel Bronze level and Genevieve Ard at the Xcel Silver level. Zina Ishwar, Anna-Carlisle Keim, Hallee Mathis, Eliza Then and Sherlyn Trejo competed at the Xcel Gold level.

Whiteside achieved third all around with 36.85 from her first on vault with 9.45, 9.25 on bars and 9.2 on beam. Ard earned 36.5 all-around from her first on bars with 9.4, tie for second on beam with 9.2 and 9.0 on floor.

Though a much smaller gym, FGA’s Xcel Gold team won fifth place with a score of 110.4. Ishwar earned fourth place all-around with second on beam with 9.1, 9.2 on bars and 9.2 on floor while Keim received 35.9 all-around from her first place tie on bars with 9.4, and her 9.2 on floor.

Mathis achieved second place all-around with her 35.7 from her third on beam with 9.1, tied for second with 9.0 bar and tied for second on vault. Then earned fourth all-around with 36.85 from her 9.35 on floor, 9.3 on beam and 9.3 on bars.

Trejo earned first place all-around with 37.05 from her first on floor with 9.5, 9.35 on bars and 9.3 on beam.