High school team picks up nine golds at provincials

Saanich gymnasts qualify for club provincials

Falcon Gymnastics athletes Lara Solomons 14, Soleia Ouldali, 12, Julia Widdowson, 12, and Valentina Rojas, 12, have qualified for the Gymnastics B.C. Championship in Coquitlam next month. Submitted

Victoria’s high school gymnastics team won nine gold medals at the school gymnastics provincials in Burnaby.

In addition to the nine gold medal placings local athletes won four silver medal placings, and three bronze medal placings.

Among the top finishers in the level four girls artistic was Claremont’s Rachel Peressini, first in the floor event, third on the balance beam and fifth all-around. Emilie Gosselin (Ecole Victor Brodeur) was second in the floor event and 10th all-around.

In the level 3 boys artistic, Ben Pierce (Ecole Victor Brodeur) took first on the floor, pommel horse, vault, a parallel bars., second on high bar, fourth on rings and first all-Around. Ian Burnett (Claremont) finisehd first on the rings and vault, and second all-around.

Falcon Gymnasts

A group of Falcon Gymnastics athletes have qualified for the Gymnastics B.C. Championships next month in Coquitlam.

The group of gymnasts competed, and qualified, at the Mount Arrowsmith Invitational in Port Alberni.

Valentina Rojas, 12, and Julia Widdowson, 12, won gold and silver, respectively, in the all-around JO6 Flight, qualifying for the provincials. Soleia Ouldali, 12, scored a 36.716 to win the gold all-around for the JO6C flight. Lara Solomons also qualified for the J06 level provincials.

Twelve-year-old Gabriella Tsui won the Junior Olympic level-5. Saanich girls Yenay Verdun, Chantelle Turlock and Giselle Rachert were also awarded wildcard spots for the upcoming championships.

The team is coached by Devin Weber, Stephanie Havers and Renata and Peter Allan.

In the J04 flights

Maile Chow (10) won golds in bars and floor.

Kiera Liebel (9) won gold for all-around.

Jenna Webster (11) won the Silver all-around.

Keira Caillet (12) won the JO4A Silver all-around.

McKenzie Shera 12 won golds in the J03A all-around with a silver on beam for her sister Robyn Shera.

Madison Johnson JO3A had a gold, silver and bronze in floor, vault and beam.

Dawsyn Blaikie won Gold all-around in the JO3C flight.


Victoria’s high school gymnastics team. (Photo submitted)

Just Posted

Elizabeth May arrested at Kinder Morgan protest

Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, speaks out against pipeline

Large Kinder Morgan pipeline protest at Victoria MP office

Dozens gathered out front of Murray Rankin’s constituency office Friday to protest Trans Mountain pipeline

WANTED: Christopher Elliot may pose danger to the public say VicPD

Victoria man wanted on breach of conditions related to criminal harrassment case

5 must-do things this weekend in Greater Victoria

Soccer playoffs, hockey playoffs, Dunahee run, art show and Lego

Esquimalt High robotics students engineer their way to Texas

Rookie team qualifies for FIRST World Championship after breathing life into armed robot Spike

New leader aims to grow Oak Bay Volunteer Services

About 200 volunteers offer about 500 residents with support services

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Comox Valley hospital operating above patient capacity

The new healthcare facility averaged a 110 per cent patient volume between October and February

BREAKING: B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

BCHL Today: Prince George avoids elimination with game five win

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Suspect arrested and charged for assault on autistic man

Parmvir Chahil has strong B.C. ties; two others charged with accessory after the fact

Uber self-driving crash video calls safety, rules into question

Experts say footage shows that vehicle’s sensors should have spotted pedestrian, initiated braking

View Royal mayor says Saanich had a take-it-or-leave-it approach to fire dispatch

Re: Communities pull the plug on Saanich fire dispatch. Mayor Richard Atwell… Continue reading

Most Read