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Sikeston Gymnastics II adds new Level 2 team

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SIKESTON -- Sikeston Gymnastics II has a new competitive team.

This year Sikeston Gymnastics II has added a Level 2 team to their competitive entourage. The Level 2 girls, coached by Alexis Arthur, are five-year old Claire Nichols and nine-year old Haley Nichols, Madison Beck, eight-year old Layan Alkilani and six-year old Raghad Alkilani.

Each Level 2 girl puts in two hours of practice each week where they learn gymnastic skills and techniques as well as skills for life. They show off these skills at competitions -- one meet each month.

Meets so far this season have been held at Cape Girardeau, a home meet at Sikeston, St. Louis and their most recent meet was at Farmington. At this meet, several of the Sikeston Gymnastics II, Level 2 girls scored personal bests and were able to stand on the top of the awards' podium. Sikeston Gymnastics took home the fourth place team trophy for Level 2 competition.

Alexis Arthur also competes in the Prep-Optional Division in preparation of Level 7 Optionals. Also competing for Sikeston Gymnastics are Level 3 gymnasts Mandalynn Wells and Taylor Eaton. Megan Nelson-Massey coaches Level 3 Prep-Optional.

Results from Feb. 19 meet at Farmington are as follows:

Claire Nichols, Level 2 -- five-year old. Vault -- 8.8, fourth place, Bars -- 8.0, fifth place, Beam -- 8.1, sixth place, Floor -- 7.9, sixth place, All-Around -- 32.8, sixth place.

Raghad Alkilani, Level 2 -- six-year old. Vault -- 8.9, eight place, Bars -- 7.4, ninth place, Beam -- 8.0, seventh place, Floor -- 8.5, seventh place, All-Around -- 32.8, seventh place.

Madison Beck, Level 2 -- eight-year old. Vault -- 8.5, ninth place, Bars -- 7.0, ninth place, Beam -- 8.2, eighth place, Floor -- 7.4, ninth place, All-Around -- 31.1, ninth place.

Layan Alkilani, Level 2 -- eight-year old. Vault -- 8.6, eighth place, Bars -- 7.3, seventh place, Beam -- 8.0, ninth place, Floor -- 8.7, seventh place, All-Around -- 32.6, eighth place.

Haley Nichols, Level 2 -- nine years and over -- Vault -- 8.95, fifth place, Bars -- 8.8, third place, Beam -- 9.05, second place, Floor -- 8.6, sixth place, All-Around -- 35.4, fifth place.

Mandalynn Wells, Level 3 -- 10 years and over. Vault -- 8.4, fourth place, Bars -- 8.0, third place, Beam -- 8.5, thirds place, Floor -- 9.1, third place, All-Around -- 34.0, third place.

Taylor Eaton, Level 3 -- 10 years and over. Vault -- 8.1, fifth place, Bars -- 6.2, fifth place, Beam -- 8.0, fifth place, Floor -- 9.0, fourth place, All-Around -- 31.3, fifth place.

Alexis Arthur, Prep-Op -- open. Vault -- 8.7, third place, Bars -- 7.0, second place, Beam -- 7.4, third place, Floor -- 8.3, fourth place, All-Around -- 31.4, third place.