Thirty four athletes from the Saratoga Regional YMCA’s Springettes Gymnastics Team attended the 2016 Regional Championships May 13-15th at Saint Anselm’s college in Manchester, New Hampshire. There were 40 teams present from across 7 northeastern states. The athletes had to qualify to attend the championships by hitting pre-set all-around scores at two different competitions during the competition season. Together the team brought home 57 event medals and 14 individual all-around awards.
Two of the Springettes came home Regional Champions. Hadley Snyder took home a regional championship in level 3, age 8. Hadley placed 1st in the all-around with a 37.1. She also won the vault and bars events in her age group, vault with a 9.7, and bars with a 9.475. Marissa Verro also took home a level 8 Regional Championship scoring a 35.575 in the all-around. Marissa was also first on the floor with a 9.425. Team Senior and Captain Courtney Kirshe placed 3rd in the all-around in her final competition with Saratoga.
In the team competition, The Springettes qualified for teams in levels 3, 4, 7 and 8 by having 3 or more gymnasts entered into the competition at that level. The highlight for the team competition was the level 8 team placing 2nd in the region. The level 8 team was made up of Courtney Kirshe, Marissa Verro, Felicity Ryan, Abby Moller and Molly Russell. The Springettes other teams placed as well – the level 3 team was 10th, the level 4 team was 5th, and the level 7 team was 6th place.
Level 9 age 16 and under: Julia VanHorne placed 4th on the vault, 1st on the bars, 3rd on the beam, and 4th place all-around.
Level 8 14 and under: Abby Moller placed 2nd on vault, 6th on beam, 4th on floor and 5th all-around.
Level 8 age 15 & 16: Marissa Verro placed 3rd on vault, 2nd on bars, 6th on beam, 1st on floor and 1st all-around. Felicity Ryan placed 4th on the beam and 4th on the floor.
Level 8 age 17 and 18: Courtney Kirshe placed 3rd on the bars, 2nd on the floor and 3rd in the all-around.
Level 7 age 13: Adelle Feeley placed 5th on vault, 5th on bars, 5th on beam, 2nd on floor and 3rd all-around.
Level 7 age 14: Kaitlyn Kidder placed 5th on vault, 3rd on bars, 3rd on floor and 4th all-around. Jennifer VanHorne placed 2nd on vault, 5th on bars, 3rd on beam, 5th on floor and 6th all-around.
Level 6 age 14: Brynne Wright placed 1st on the vault, 6nd on the bars, 4th on the bema, 5th on the floor and 4th all-around.
Level 4 age 8 and under: Leah Torress placed 6th on the vault, 4th on the bars, 3rd on the beam, 4th on the floor and 5th all-around.
Level 4 age 9: Alessandra Layer placed 3rd on the bars.
Level 4 age 10B: Olivia Allen placed 6th on the vault, 6th on the bars, 2nd on the floor and 6th all-around.
Level 4 age 11A: Star Pflieger placed 4th on the bars, 6th on the beam, 6th on the floor and 3rd all-around.
Level 4 age 12A: Sophia Sperling placed 1st on the vault, 2nd on the bars, 2nd on the beam, and 3rd in the all-around. Megan Wishart placed 6th on the vault.
Level 4 age 12B: Isabelle Layer placed 5th on the vault.
Level 4 age 13: Molly Frasier placed 5th on the vault, and 5th on the floor.
Level 4 age 14 and up: Lauren Closson placed 3rd on the vault, 3rd on the bars, 3rd on the beam, and 3rd all-around.
Level 8 age 8: Hadley Snyder placed 1st on the vault, 1st on the bars, 2nd on the beam, and 1st in the all-around.
Level 3 age 10A: Alexis Hewitt placed 6th on the floor.
Level 3 age 10B: Sydney Crombach placed 5th on the vault, 6th on the bars, 2nd on the floor and 6th all-around. Alycia Hart placed 5th on the bars.
Level 3 age 10C: Lia Mahar placed 6th on the floor.
Level 3 age 11B: Erika Sudigala placed 3rd on the bars, 4th on the beam, and 5th all-around.
Also representing Saratoga by qualifying and competing at Regionals: Level 8: Molly Russell. Level 7: Paige Brinsko. Level 4: Rya Torress, Marianna Nasta, Sarah Bozzo, Jamie Eisenberg, Mackenzie Hart, Morgan Thompson, and Alyssa Fisher Level 3: Ariana Matos.