Five athletes from the FitKidz Gymnastics Club are heading to the B.C. Provincial Championships in Langley April 15-17.
Olivia Dunley-Owen, Ella Simmons, Hannah Patterson, Julia Nixon and Maya Bassot qualified following their performance at the Kamloops trials. Coach Angela Carlow said its great for the club to have that many going.
“It’s their first competition,” said Carlow. “The trials in Kamloops, that was unexpectedly a great success. Their performances were solid on vault.”
Carlow said in the past they have struggled in that area. The gymnasts were also strong and solid with their floor and beam routines.
Dunley-Owen finished first overall and took second in the vault, floor and beam.
Simmons was second overall, taking first on the bars and third on the floor.
Patterson was tied for third overall as she was first on the vault and floor and third in beams. Nixon was also second overall after she was first in vault and beam. Bassot also tied for third overall and took second on the beam. Jayna Bamber missed out on qualifying for provincials by two spots.
Carlow said that Dunley-Owen, competing in her first level six competition, performed incredibly on vault, beam and floor.
Going into provincials, Carlow wants to see them apply what they learned.
“Enjoy what they have been practicing on. Just go for it,” she said.