Foothills Gymnastics Academy athletes participated in the 2022 Coastal Classic on March 3-4 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Gymnasts competed against entrants from 19 states in the event.
Hadley Pereira and Aria Springs represented FGA at the AAU Xcel bronze level. Genevieve Ard, ScottLynn Whiteside and Kylie Whitinger participated at the AAU Xcel Gold level. Sherlyn Trejo competed at the AAU Xcel Platinum level.
For FGA Bronze:
- Pereira won first place all-around in her division with 37.675 from her first on bars with 9.6, first on beam with 9.6, third on vault with 9.25 and fourth on floor with 9.225. She raised her all-around from the previous competition by improving each individual event score as well as scoring her highest bar and beam scores of the season.
- Springs achieved 35.875 all-around from her fourth place on beam with 9.35, 9.05 on bar, 8.925 on floor and 8.55 on vault. She improved her all around from raising her beam, vault and bar scores. She earned her highest beam score this season and has raised her all-around each competition.
For FGA Gold:
- Ard tied for first place all around even after someone ran out in front of her during her first vault. She shook it off and recovered like a champion, getting her highest vault score of the season. She received 36.975 all-around from her first place on vault with 9.35, second place on beam with 9.225, tied for second on floor with 9.25 and tied for fourth on bar with 9.15.
- Despite painful heels, Whiteside delivered a stellar performance. She received 34.75 all-around from her 9.175 on floor, 9.015 on bar, 8.5 on vault and 8.05 on beam.
- Whitinger pushed through every routine, even with having six rips on each hand, showing the strength it takes to be a gymnast. She scored 35.075 all-around from her 8.9 on beam, 8.825 on bar, 8.8 on floor and 8.550 on vault.
For Xcel platinum:
- Trejo walked away as a Coastal Queen, meaning she had the highest all around out of everyone in her session. She earned first place all-around with 37.525 from her first on bars with 9.525, first on beam with 9.45, first on floor with 9.425 and second on floor with 9.125.
FGA coaches noted that, each week, these girls come in the gym and work hard, and each weekend it shows on the competition floor. Those coaches could not be more proud.