Athletes from the host club Falcon Gymnastics won three all-around medals at the 31st edition of the Garden City Invitational at Panorama Rec. Centre, May 17-19.
More than 300 artistic gymnasts attended from across B.C.
Falcon athletes earned 30 podium positions combined. National open competitor Annallise Bruton Joe led the way with gold in each individual event on her way to an all-around gold. It’s a grand ending of the competitive carrer for Joe, a Mount Douglas secondary senior.
Inez Verdun (P2 Tyro 2001) and Kianna Pheiffer (P2 Novice) also won and all-around gold.
Sara Keating (P4 Novice, inset photo), Emma Longbottom (P2 Tyro 2001), Emily Schmidt (P2 Novice) and Reese Wheeldon (P3 Tyro 2001) each won all-around silver.
Keating turned in one of many strong perfomances on individual events, finishing second on each of hers. Ali Marriott (P3 Open) was second on the bars, Rebecca Psaila (P2 Tyro 2002) was first on the bars. Verdun was first on the beam and floor. Pheiffer was first on the beam. And Wheeldon was first on the bars and beam.
Many of the athletes finish their season in Port Alberni at the Island Championships, June 8-9, though training resumes in July for next season.