Lake Norman gymnasts place at national meet
by Staff Writer
CORNELIUS – Seven members of the Lake Norman YMCA gymnastics team competed in the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships June 28-July 2 in Milwaukee. The competition included more than 1,700 athletes from across the country.
Lake Norman’s Hannah Madsen (level 4) scored her season-best with an all-around score of 35.85. Aya Rose (level 5) was third all-around and on the beam. Lindy Heyl (level 5) was second all-around, first on beam, and second on bars. Kelly Morris (level 6) was first all-around, second on bars, and first on beam and floor. The Y Angels’ level 7 team of Cassie Shue, Emma Yeakley and Nicole Yeakley earned season-bests in national competition.
“The YMCA is very fortunate to offer competitive programs that allow gymnasts to be successful at a national level and provide them with the flexibility to still be kids,” Y Angels coach Michelle Ingham said. “We are pumped about the 2013 YMCA Nationals, hosted in Savannah, Georgia. With the Olympics around the corner, it is an exciting time for gymnastics.”
The Lake Norman YMCA program, offers gymnastics, martial arts and cheer programs for kids ages 1-18. Contact program director Erik Walsingham at 704-716-4443.