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Darien Y Gymnasts Top The Podium In Hartford

Individual All-Around Champion Anna Altier finished first on floor with a 9.25. Photo Credit: Team Photo
Individual All-Around Champion Nadia Borja finished first on beam with a 9.65. Photo Credit: Team Photo

DARIEN, Conn. -- Competing against more than 1,400 gymnasts from 35 teams at the DGS Northeast Invite in Hartford, Darien Y gymnasts topped the podium in the team competition at level 5 and level 6.

Additionally, four gymnasts won individual all-around titles for their age group, including Anna Altier, Abigail O’Brien, Nadia Borja, and Saskia Chermayeff.

In their first year of competition, the level 3 gymnasts earned second place in the team competition. Ten-year old Abigail O’Brien led the way with first place in the all-around (36.9), including a first place in bars (9.05) and floor (9.1).

Among the nine-year-olds, Darien swept the top three all-around spots on the podium with Anna Altier taking first (37.15), Ava Licata at second (36.4) and Tanner Generoso coming in at third (35.8).

Eight-year-old Sophie Root finished fifth on beam (9.4), while Lindy Mueller stood out on bars (8.4) Two gymnasts represented Darien at level 4.

Ten-year-old Sopia Iuteri placed sixth overall (34.15), with a fourth place on floor (8.7), while nine-year-old Julia Decsi placed fifth overall (34.5), including third place on both beam (9.15) and floor (9.0).

The team dominated the competition at level 5. In the eleven-to-thirteen year old category, Darien gymnasts took two of the top three places. Saskia Chermayeff was first in the all-around (35.65), including first on bars (8.9) and first on floor (9.1). Teammate Lucy Collins placed third overall (33.675), with a first on beam (9.275).

In the eight-to-ten year old category, Darien took seven of the top ten places. Nadia Borja, Caterina Pye, and Gabriela Pye led the way with a first place all- around (37.15), third place all-around (36.175), and fourth place all-around (35.05) respectively.

Other standout performances included a third place on beam (8.5) by Abigail Nevin, a fourth place on floor (8.925) by Melina Cardini, a sixth place on floor (8.85) by Anna Moss and a sixth place on vault by Nima Rahbar.

Coming in first place at level 6, Darien Y gymnasts had a particularly strong showing in the twelve-year-old age group, placing in five of the top six spots. Holly McGoldrick led the way (35.025), following closely by Lindsay Hall (33.2), Dillan Aysseh (32.825).

In the eleven-year-old age group, Kate Wolters placed first on beam (9.4), while Sommer Schmidt placed ninth (8.6). Ten-year old Victoria Ware finished first on vault (9.0), while Paige Domenici finished second (8.975). Lana Schmidt was the lone competitor at level 7 for Darien. She finished in fifth place overall, scoring 33.85, among thirteen-to-seventeen year olds.

At level 8, fourteen-year-old Gianna Cardini placed first on vault (9.0) and sixth overall (33.7). At level 9, fourteen-year old Kelsey Fedorko placed first on floor (9.325) and fourth overall (33.5). Adnerys DeJesus competed against the meet’s highest-level gymnasts. At level 10, she placed third with a 35.9 among fourteen-to-eighteen year olds, and scored a meet high of 9.7 on beam. Darien Y competes next at the Team Challenge in Danbury, Connecticut.

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