NEGTC Gymnasts Excel At Big Bay State Invitational

The New England Gymnastics Training Center (NEGTC) brought a big, competitive crew to the Pilgrim Harvest Invitational in the Worcester, Mass. area just before Thanksgiving. And the local school had a bunch of girls from Londonderry put forth notable performances.

The NEGTC crew consisted of youngsters from levels three through 10, and the Pilgrim event took place at venues in both Leicester and Holden, Mass., between Nov. 21 and 23.

The major Massachusetts competition was attended by teams from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

“The NEGTC girls knew that the competition would be much stiffer and worked very hard to return home with some hardware,” said training center media liaison Nora Colliton.

The local center’s Level 3 girls’ children’s division contingent took first place as a group, with Londonderry kids Faith Carrier and Sophia Magee both making significant contributions to the team success.

Magee placed fifth in the all-around with a score of 34.30. She received an 8.80 on vault, an 8.20 on the uneven bars, an 8.80 on the balance beam, and an 8.50 in the floor exercise.

Carrier wound up ninth with an all-around score of 32.20, receiving an 8.90 on vault, an 8.40 on bars, a 7.10 on beam, and a 7.80 on floor.

In the senior age division, Lilly Maher placed first in the all-around with a score of 37.85. She snagged firsts on beam (9.45) and floor (9.50) and second places on vault (9.50) and bars (9.40).

Ella Houghton placed third with an all-around score of 36.85, taking a 9.30 on floor, a 9.20 on bars, a 9.0 on beam, and a 9.35 on vault.

Olivia Colliton scored a 34.15 in the all-around, receiving a 9.30 on vault, an 8.30 on bars, an 8.15 on beam, and an 8.30 on floor.

And Alyssa Parsons scored a 35.75 in the all-around, receiving a 9.25 on vault, an 8.80 on bars, a 9.05 on beam, and an 8.65 on floor.

The NEGTC Level 4 girls’ crew took home the second-place trophy.

In the child’s age division, Ava Ruppel placed ninth with an all-around score of 32.25. She received an 8.15 in vaulting, an 8.40 on bars, a 7.50 on beam, and an 8.20 on floor.

In the intermediate age division, Lillian MacDonald brought home the all-around silver medal with a score of 33.35. She received a 7.70 on vault, a 9.0 on bars, an 8.40 on beam, and an 8.25 on floor.

Also in that age group, Alexis Small placed fifth overall, receiving an all- around score of 31.25. She received a 7.0 on vault, an 8.675 on bars, a 7.15 on beam, and an 8.45 on floor.

Her teammate Rachel Carrier placed 10th in the junior age division, receiving an all-around score of 30.90. She tallied a 7.05 in vaulting, an 8.75 on bars, a 7.55 on beam, and a 7.55 on floor.

Chloe Catino represented the NEGTC Level 5, senior age division group, placing eighth with an all-around score of 34.60. She received an 8.725 on vault, an 8.50 on bars, an 8.825 on balance beam, and an 8.55 on floor.

And in the Level 9 senior age division, Jill McIntire and Camille Lamont   represented the local center well.

McIntire took eighth in the all-around with a score of 22.40, taking second place in the vaulting with a score of 8.75. She received a 5.35 on bars and an 8.30 on floor.

Lamont placed ninth overall with an all-around score of 21.15. She notched a  7.65 on vault, a 6.75 on beam, and a 6.74 on floor.

The NEGTC girls’ gymnastics contingents are coached by head coach Mel Stoller, Tim Madore, Nicki McCarthy, Justine Turner, Rryan Angers, and Rick Hoag.

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