New Canaan gymnastics team gains experience at FCIAC Championships
Despite finishing in last place at the FCIAC championships, the New Canaan gymnastics team was pleased with its performance.
New Canaan finished with a score of 69.9 at Jonathan Law High School Saturday, but was content because it appears to be heading in the right direction.
"My team did a great job, and I'm happy with what they did today," New Canaan coach Anne Tomaselli said. "They accomplished a lot of goals they set at the beginning of the season, and they performed to the best of their abilities. They also achieved their personal goals."
Wilton (138.6) repeated as champions in the nine-team field, and Darien (131.95) took second.
New Canaan did well on vault (25.6) and the balance beam (19.35), but struggled on the uneven bars (13.0) and had only two competitors on floor exercise (11.95). If the Rams had at least four performers on floor, they could have eclipsed 80 points.
Junior captain Victoria Gerardi led New Canaan with an all-around score of 22.9. Gerardi's best event was vault (7.0), followed by beam (6.35) and floor (5.85). She stuck her roundoff back handspring on floor and her back tuck dismount on beam.
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Junior captain Ellen Hoover (5.2) and sophomore Raven Killinger (4.0) held their own on beam, and Hoover (6.1) did well on floor. Hoover stuck her punch front on floor and her back walkover on beam.