Sonshine Academy’s Level 3 through 8 girls won team and individual titles in the meet they hosted, the Sunshine Invitational.
Teams from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas participated.
In the team competition, the Level 4 team won, scoring 110.45. Participating team members were: Lily Douglas, Audrey Kendrick, Ellen Evatt, Katie Beth Smith, Melaina Taylor, Naomi Young, Brinkley Schlinker and Kirah Zulliger. The Level 5 team of Payton Leach, Abigail Robinson, Madeline Anderson, Anna Kathleen Harris, Sarah Barnard, and Bethany Stubbs placed third. The Level 6 team of Julia King, Abigail Robnett, Kenley Mobley, Jillian Cliburn, Keely Crass, Haley Claire Mathis and Paige Johnson finished second.
In individual competition, Sonshine gymnasts won three all-around titles and 25 individual event titles.
All-around winners were Taylor Joe-Conway (Level 8, age 12) scoring a 33.775, Melaina Taylor (Level 4, 9) scoring a 36.425 and Lily Douglas (Level 4) scoring a 37.45.
The girls gymnastics team is coached by Mieke Corbitt, Sax Engel, Lauren Mohlke and Scott Wright.
Individual event winners were:
Vault — Taylor Joe-Conway, Paige Johnson (Level 6, 14), Payton Leach (Level 5, 10), Kirah Zulliger (Level 4, 11), Melaina Taylor, Lily Douglas and Mia Fortson (Level 3, 5).
Bars – Taylor Joe-Conway, Paige Johnson, Melaina Taylor, Lily Douglas.
Beam – Taylor Joe-Conway, Brinkley Schlinker (Level 4), Lily Douglas, Emma Tiner (Level 3), Baylei Swaim (Level 3, 8), Carson Foster – tie (Level 3, 5) and Mia Fortson.
Floor — Taylor Joe-Conway, Haley Claire Mathis (Level 6, 12), Abigail Robinson (Level 5, 10), Kirah Zulliger, Lily Douglas, Kamryn Hogan (Level 3, 9) & Parker Papa (Level 3, 6).
Top three finishes: Keely Crass (Level 6, 12 yrs) 3rd bars, 2nd floor 3rd all-around; Jillian Cliburn (Level 6, 12 yrs) 3rd vault; Abigail Robnett (Level 6, 10 yrs), 3rd all-around; Julia King (Level 6, 10 yrs), 3rd vault, 2nd bars, 3rd beam, 3rd floor and 2nd all-around; Sarah Barnard (Level 5, 14 yrs), 2nd floor; Katie Beth Smith (Level 4, 9 yrs), 2nd bars, beam, floor, and all-around; Audrey Kendrick (Level 4, 8 yrs) T-2nd, bars, T-2nd– floor; Katie Brown (Level 3, 11 yrs) T-2nd, beam; Jacie Krisell (Level 3, 9 yrs) 3rd bars; and Brooklyn Pratt (Level 3, 5 yrs) 3rd vault.