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March 15, 2005 > Bay Aerials Gymnastic Take First Place Trophy

Bay Aerials Gymnastic Take First Place Trophy

by Jay Dore

Lena Liu of Bay Aerials Gymnastic in Fremont continued her terrific season with another first place finish in the all-around at the Level 7 Bay Area Classic meet in Walnut Creek on Saturday, March 6. The first place finish was Liu's sixth of the season. Liu, competing in the older division, scored a 37.05 in the all-around, placing first on the bars with a 9.475 and first on the beam with a 9.20. She also scored a 9.20 to place second on vault and a 9.175 for a third on floor.

Alexandra Buttars also had an outstanding meet with a 36.575 all-round to place second in the older division. Buttars landed a first on vault with a 9.225, placed third on the bars and beam, and took fourth place on the floor. Shenel Harris was third in the all-around with a 36.15. Harris also scored a second place on the floor with a 9.225. Stefeni Gyulai placed first on floor with a 9.275, putting her fifth in the all-around. Gina Liu placed second on beam with a 9.075 and fourth on bars with a 9.15.

Bay Aerials also swept the top three spots in the middle division all-round, with Crystal Paz leading the way with a 36.275. Paz placed first on floor with a 9.40, second on bars with a 9.20, and also took third on the vault. Kaitlin Dore earned a second in the all-round with a 36.125. Dore tied with teammate Katie Biddle for second on floor with a 9.325 and was second on beam with a 9.025. Trina Duarte was consistent across all four events to finish in third place with an all-round 36.10. Duarte's performance included a second on vault and third on beam. In addition to her second on floor, Biddle placed sixth all-around.

Stephanie Chan had a strong meet to place second in the younger division all-around with a score of 36.10. Chan earned first place finishes on bars (9.25) and beam (9.275) and a second on floor (9.125). Bay Aerials' Level 7 team took home the first place trophy.

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