Foothills Gymnastics Academy gymnasts participated in the Ultimate AAU Challenge on April 17 in Duluth, Ga.
ScottLynn Whiteside represented FGA at the Xcel Bronze level and Genevieve Ard at the Xcel Silver level. Anna-Carlisle Keim, Eliza Then, Hallee Mathis and Sherlyn Trejo competed at the Xcel Gold level.
Whiteside tied for first all around with 37.425 from her first on vault with 9.65, 9.4 on bars, 9.2 on floor and second on the beam with 9.4. Ard earned first all-around with her 37.575 all-around from her first on vault with 9.725, third on bars with 9.375, third on beam with 9.3 and 9.175 on floor.
Though a much smaller gym, FGA’s Xcel Gold team won first place. Individually, Keim achieved second place all-around with 37.325 from her first on bars with 9.5, second on vault with 9.4, second on the beam with 9.15 and 9.275 on floor. Then earned first place all-around with 37.8 from her first on bars with 9.525, first on vault with 9.5, first on beam with 9.4 and first on floor with 9.375.
Mathis received 35.625 all-around from her 9.125 on vault, 9.025 on floor and 8.925 on balance beam. Trejo earned first place all-around with 37.75 from her first on bars with 9.5, first on the beam with 9.5, first on floor with 9.5 and 9.25 on vault.
The gymnasts will compete next on May 1-2 at the NC AAU Gymnastics State meet in Greenville, S.C.