Genevieve Ard received a Coastal Queen award for having the top score in her session

Foothills gymnasts compete against huge Coastal Classic field

Gymnasts from Foothills Gymnastics Academy recently participated in one of the largest meets on the East Coast, competing in the Coastal Classic in Myrtle Beach.

The Coastal Classic routinely draws some 2,000 gymnasts from more than 15 states.

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

Whiteside had a strong performance with first place all around with 37.5, her highest this season. She had a first place on beam with 9.7, her highest beam score this season, as well as first on bar with 9.475, second on floor with 9.35 and second on vault.

Ard earned first place all around with 37.675 from her first place on bars with 9.7, first place on vault with 9.45, 9.45 on beam and 9.075 on floor. She was awarded a “Coastal Queen” trophy for having the highest overall score in her session.

In Xcel Gold, Trejo earned first place all-around with 37.725 from her first on bars with 9.7, tied for first on floor with 9.55, second on beam with 9.425 and 9.05 on vault. Then achieved first all-around in her age group with 37.55 from her first on bar with 9.725, first on floor with 9.525, first on vault with 9.225 and third on beam with 9.075.

Ishwar earned third place all around with 37.175 from her first on bars with 9.5, second on floor with 9.4, third on vault with 9.05 and tied for third on beam with 9.225. Keim earned 36.45 all around with second place on bars with 9.4, 9.125 on beam and 9.0 on vault.

With their strong scores, FGA’s Gold team received fourth place with 112.5, which is very impressive considering the size of some of the other teams.

FGA gymnasts compete next on March 20 at the Western NC AAU third Qualifier in Charlotte.