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April 12, 2005 > Bay Aerials 'Spins' to Level 9

Bay Aerials 'Spins' to Level 9

by Jay Dore

Bay Aerials Gymnastics of Fremont rode an amazing performance by Amanda Spinner to capture the team championship at the Northern California Level 9 State meet at Sacramento State University on April 2 and 3. Spinner, known as "Spin" to her teammates, placed an unheard of first in all four events to win the all-around championship in her Junior B age group with a score of 38.225, scoring a 9.75 on the floor exercise, 9.725 on the balance beam, 9.45 on the uneven bars, and a 9.30 on the vault.

Spinner's all-around score was first among all competitors, leading a Bay Aerials' sweep of the top three spots on the state team, which is made up of the top six all-around scorers at the meet, regardless of age. Her teammates Ashley Morgan and Jennifer Mueller took the second and third spots.

The team's score of 112.90 easily outpaced Airborne Gymnastics of Santa Clara's 111.35 and Technique Gymnastics of Rancho Cordova's 111.275. All four of Spinner's and Mueller's event scores contributed to the team score.

Ashley Morgan placed first on floor with a 9.50 and first on beam with a 9.45 to capture the all-around championship in the Junior C age division with a score of 37.275. Morgan also scored a 9.15 to finish second on bars and a 9.175 for a fifth on vault.

In the Junior D age division, Jennifer Mueller's consistency earned her a first place finish in the all-around with a score of 37.25. Mueller scored 9.50 on floor for third place, 9.275 on bars for second place, 9.225 on beam for third place, and 9.25 on vault for fifth place. Emily Ota placed fifth in the Junior D division all-around, scoring a 36.70 on the strength of two third place event finishes, a 9.325 on vault and 9.225 on beam.

They also landed first and second place all-around finishes in the Senior age divisions. In the Senior D group, Kelsey Romoser landed a first on vault with a 9.275 to propel her to a first place tie in the all-around with a score of 35.775. Romoser also had a pair of third place finishes, scoring a 9.025 on beam and 9.15 on floor. In the Senior B group, Danielle Mosqueda scored an all-around 35.90, good for second place. Mosqueda's performance included a first on vault with a 9.125 and a second on floor with a 9.25.

Lisa Aguirre, Maria Traggio, and Neil Gallant coached the Bay Aerials Level 9 team.

Spinner and her teammates will continue their amazing season at the regional meet in Reno, Nevada on April 16 and 17. The region is comprised of Northern and Southern California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

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