Surrey Gymnastic Society member Mackenzie Long placed sixth all around at the Delta Invitational.

Seven medals for Cerrato at Westerns

Surrey athletes on the podium at Western Canadian, Delta Invitational gymnastic meets

Treyson Cerrato added to an already impressive collection of medals last weekend at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Richmond.

The Surrey Gymnastic Society (SGS) member won seven medals over three days of competition, including a silver medal in the all around competition in the Provincial 5 category. Cerrato, 14, had a personal best score of 73.15 to place second in the overall standings.

The South Surrey resident also won a gold medal in the team competition, and qualified for five apparatus finals where he finished on the podium in each event. Cerrato won gold on rings, parallel bars and high bar, earned a silver medal on pommel horse and won the bronze on vault.

“Achieving a top three podium finish in all five of his finals is an amazing accomplishment,” said John Carroll, the Competitive Program Director at SGS.

Earlier this season, Cerrato won his fourth consecutive B.C. championship along with four event medals. He also won all around titles at the Christy Fraser Memorial meet in Langley, the Twisters Invitational in Abbotsford and the Surrey Classic.

Cerrato was one of four SGS members competing. Muzzammil Taziz, 13, placed ninth all around in the Provincial 4 category, and won a pair of medals. He was a member of the Provincial 4 team which won a silver medal, and won the gold medal in the pommel horse final.

Emanuel Gutierrez Sandoval  placed in the top six in all events in the Elite 4 group. He won the silver medal on parallel bars and bronze on vault, adding fifth-place scores on floor and high bar and sixth-place results on pommel horse and rings.

Carter Baker, 11, won a silver medal on floor in the Elite 3 category and was also a member of the provincial group which won the gold medal in team competition.

The Western Canadian competition was one of two hosted the same weekend by the Delta Gymnastics Society, which also staged its annual Delta Invitational, where numerous SGS athletes performed well.

Luke Van Harmelen, 12, was an all around champion in the Boys’ Provincial 3 (under-13) group. He won gold on vault, parallel bars and high bar, added a silver medal on floor and a bronze on rings and was fourth on pommel horse.

Teammate Timofey Azhogin, 13, was right behind, winning a silver medal in all around competition while taking the gold on floor and rings, placing second on pommel horse and vault and fourth on parallel bars.

Several SGS female gymnasts competed in Junior Olympic (JO) categories.

Talya Jalbert, 11, of Surrey won the all around gold medal in the JO3 Senior category, posting top scores on vault and floor. She also won a silver medal on bars and a bronze medal on beam. In the same category, Chloe Dickson, 11, was third all around with a gold medal on beam and fifth-place scores on vault and bars. Maren Paterson, 10, won gold on bars and placed fourth on beam.

SGS athletes finished one-two in the all around standings in the JO3 Junior group. Melissa Piliotis, 10, of North Delta won the all around gold, placing first on vault, bars and beam with a silver medal on floor.  Teammate, Maya Wilson, 10, of Surrey took the all around silver with a gold on floor, silver on bars and bronze on vault.

The all around gold in JO3 Child division was won by eight-year-old Hannah Mahon of Cloverdale, who won gold on vault and beam and silver on bars and floor. Madelyn Cavasin, 8, won bronze on vault and bars to place third all around.

Maria Bashko, 12, of North Delta won the all around silver in the JO8 category, with a gold medal on floor, a silver on vault and bars and a fifth on beam. Teammate Alexa Cannon, 14, of South Surrey was fourth on vault.

Uliana Grichkovskaia, 12, of Surrey finished fourth all around in the JO6 category with a gold medal on bars and fourth-place scores on vault and floor. Teammate Mackenzie Long, 11, was fifth on bars and sixth all around.

In the JO5 Child division, Viktoria Duchesne, 8, of South Surrey was fourth all around after winning a gold medal on beam and a silver medal on floor.

Eva Woodward, 14, was fifth on vault in the JO7 group.

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