Katharyn Hanki has only competed in two competitions this year, but so far things couldn’t be better.
Hanki, 13, a level one novice gymnasts finished first overall last weekend in Edmonton after a solid day of competition.
“I had floor first and I had to go first in my group,” said Hanki. “I was nervous. But it went well.”
Hanki finished third on the floor. From there she was fourth on the vault, second on bars and first on the beam.
“I was happy with my beam because I didn’t fall,” said Hanki, who finished third last month in Quesnel.
Hanki started the sport of gymnastics when she was 11 years old and is in her first year competitive year.
“I started in rec a couple of years ago. My mom just put me in. I got really mad when I found out how fun it is. I wished I’d been younger when I started,” said Hanki, who competed in some inter-club meets last year to get used to competition.
The Prince George Gymnastics Club was also in Surrey over the weekend with seven gymnasts competing. Kayla Gordon finished sixth overall in level two-argo. Alexa Lamethe was 33rd overall in the level two-tyro.
In level three-tyro Kaylee Stephens was 11th and Sarah Horswill was 13th. In level three-open Kassidy Woods was fifth and Paige Snetsinger was ninth. Breeana Fedelet was seventh in level four-open.