Apr 27 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
KILMARNOCK Acrobatic Club showed they are still one of the top clubs in the country with all their gymnasts qualifying for the national finals.
The Scottish finals are a tough competition with high pressure to win and qualify for the British Championships in Stoke-on-Trent in a few months’ time.
In grade one, Charis Fraser, Eilidh Mckenzie and Cara Bryson brought silver medals home after a routine with very few technical faults.
Hayley Loudon, Abbie Cuthbert and Rowan Sivewright did fantastically well to finish in sixth spot in Hayley and Rowan’s first competition.
Kilmarnock Acro lifted the gold and silver medals in the grade one pairs. Zoe Blair and Jennifer Rodger performed an energetic routine to put themselves in second spot.
Ellis Kennedy and Morgan Allan wowed the judges and displayed a stylish routine to win themselves the title of Scottish Champions and a place in the national team at the British Championships in May.
Despite being up against much older and more experienced gymnasts, Morgan Gregg and Lucy Glendenning stayed focused to take silver medals in the grade three pairs.
The higher level of International One saw Kaylin McKay and Flora Weideger perform a confident routine for the gold.
Four Kilmarnock Acro gymnasts were chosen by the national coach to compete for Scotland at the Celtic Cup in Ireland.
Grade three pair Morgan Gregg and Lucy Glendenning and grade four pair Laura Reilly and Laura Millar both won individual silver and team silver medals at the competition last month.
Kilmarnock Acro coaches want to thank the gymnasts for their hard work and dedication to training and their parents for their continual support to the club.
The club can cater for all levels of gymnastics from ages five to 21. To find out more, phone 01563 524809.