Foothills gymnasts count up 18 medals at Tennessee competition

Foothills Gymnastics Academy brought home another large collection of medals from its first out-of-state competition of the season, the Make It County Spectacular held Feb. 14-16 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

FGA’s seven girls brought home three gold medals, seven silver medals and eight bronze medals. Xcel Gold came home with second place as a team and Xcel Silver brought home fifth place in the team competition. Genevieve Ard, Anna-Carlisle Keim and Virginia Then represented FGA at the Xcel Silver level. Caity Elledge, Zina Ishwar Sherlyn Trejo and Jessica Sizemore competed at the Xcel Gold level.

Ard earned second all around with a 36.55 after tying for first on bars with a 9.35 and a 9.3 on floor. Keim earned first on floor with a 9.65, second on beam with 9.5 and tied for second on vault with a 9.1. Then received third on bars with 9.4 and fourth on floor with 9.2.

For Xcel Gold, Trejo earned third on floor with a 9.6 and tied for fourth on vault with a 9.0. Elledge earned fourth all around with a 37.05 after tying for first on floor with 9.65, third on vault with 9.1 and tying for fourth on beam with 9.2. Sizemore earned third all around with 36.9 after receiving second on vault, second on bar, third on beam and third on floor.

Ishwar earned third on beam with a 9.25 and a fifth on floor with a 9.55.