The Darien YMCA Level 4 travel and house team gymnasts competed in the

2012 Ro Carlucci Memorial Judges Cup USAG gymnastics meet in New Milford on Sunday, March 18th.

The girls put in an outstanding performance at the circus-themed meet to capture the second place team trophy. Medals were also awarded by age groups for each apparatus and all-around (AA).

The 8 and under age group was dominated by travel team gymnast Christina Pizzani, who won first place in all four events and captured the all-around title with a stellar 37.45 score.

Elizabeth Canelli placed third on vault and bars and fourth AA. Katie Asness tied for fifth on vault with house team gymnast Montana Osinski, who also placed fifth on bars.

Travel team member Juliana Jordao was Darien's sole competitor in the 9-year-old group, placing second on bars with a 9.4. Jordao was also was second on floor and fourth AA with a score of 36.8.

In the 10-11 age group, house team gymnast Kerry McDermott place third on bars and sixth on vault scoring 9.2 in each event and eighth AA. Lily Fairleigh placed sixth on floor with a 9.1, and Charlotte Juan placed eighth on beam.

Caroline Kiesling swept second place in the 12 and up age group with a 34.45 AA.

Contributing to the team's success with terrific overall performances in the meet were Sophia Font, Hannah Knight, Tam Hao Nguyen and Devon Schiff.

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