Spartans post strong finishes at gymnastics provincials

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - Several members of the Cobequid Spartans gymnastics team qualified for the Atlantic and Eastern Canadian championships with their performances at the recent provincial championships.
Alicia Stewart was sixth overall in the Open 4 division with her third-place finish in the vault, fifth on the floor and sixth on the beam.
Teammate Hayley Manning was fourth on the bars and floor and fifth on the beam.
Jessica Garrett was third overall in Novice 4 with her silver medals on the vault and bars and sixth on the beam.
Brittany Green was fourth in the Open 3 division thanks to a pair of third-place finishes on the vault and floor and a fourth on the bars. Brittany Pettigrew came home with fifth in Novice 3 with a pair of seconds on the beam and floor and a third on the vault. Teammate Jessica Gallant was sixth overall with a fourth-place finish on the beam and fifth on the bars. Clare Matheson finished sixth on the floor. Jennifer Cooke was sixth in Novice 2 with a fourth-place finish on the beam and sixth on the bars. Janelle White was fourth overall in Tyro 2 with her first-place finish on the beam. December Sampson was sixth overall.
Lauren Mills and April MacHattie also qualified for the Atlantic and Eastern Canadian events. Also posting solid finishes at provincials were Ashley Higgins (third beam Tyro 2), Rebecca Green (third bars and floor Tyro 2), Hannah Lynds (third overall Argo 2, first on beam, second on vault, fifth on floor), Erin MacCavour (fourth beam Argo 2) and Alysha MacSwain (sixth beam Argo 2).
Atlantics are April 24-26 with the Eastern Canadian event May 8-10.

Organizations: Tyro 2, Argo 2, Open 4 Open 3

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