Gymnasts shine at Christy Fraser Memorial

Surrey club wins six all-around medals at Langley meet

In the first competition of the season, the Surrey Gymnastic Society (SGS) excelled at the Christy Fraser Memorial Invitational Feb. 12-14 at the Langley Events Centre, as six SGS members won all around medals.

Treyson Cerrato, 14, of South Surrey was the dominant athlete in the boys Provincial 5 category, winning the all around gold medal by posting the high score in every event except pommel horse, on which he took the silver medal.

Emanuel Guitierrez Sandoval took the all around bronze medal in the Elite 4 group. The 12-year-old Surrey resident won a gold medal on vault and parallel bars, silver on rings and bronze on floor and pommel horse. He was also fourth on high bar.

In the Elite 3 category, Carter Baker was the all around silver medalist. The 11 year-old placed second on floor and rings, and fourth on vault, parallel bars and high bar.

Brady Reeleder also won an all around medal in the Provincial 3 (under 13) group, earning a bronze medal. Reeleder, 11, also won gold medals on rings and parallel bars, and added fourth-place scores on pommel horse.

Two other SGS athletes also fared well in the Provincial 3 group. Luke Van Harmelen was sixth all around after a third on floor and parallel bars and fourth on rings, while 13 year-old Timofey Azhogin of Surrey was seventh all around with a second on floor and rings, a third on vault and a fifth on parallel bars.

Reggie Quintana of South Surrey won a gold medal on vault, a silver on high bar, and bronze medals on pommel horse and rings. He was also fourth on floor and fifth on parallel bars.

SGS female gymnasts competed under the Junior Olympic (JO) program, and two nine-year-olds won all around medals in the JO3 division. Talya Jalbert won the all around gold medal with first-place scores on beam and floor, and a bronze on bars. Teammate Maya Wilson won the all around silver medal, with the top score on bars and a fourth on vault, beam and floor.

Three gymnasts won event medals, including 12 year-old Maria Bashko of North Delta in JO8 (bronze on vault), 13 year-old Alexa Cannon of South Surrey in JO8 (bronze on floor), and eight year-old Hannah Mahon of Surrey in JO3 (silver on bars and floor).

Other gymnasts just missing out on the medals with top five scores were 16 year-old RayAnne Quinn in JO7 (fifth on vault), 10 year-old Alice Bashko in JO6 (four on beam, fifth on bars), eight year-old Viktoria Duchesne in JO5 (fourth on bars).

SGS will host the Surrey Invitational Competition Friday (Mar. 4) to Sunday at the Guildford Recreation Centre, with more than 600 athletes from across B.C. expected to complete.

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