Seven STARZ Members Qualify For Nationals

WARREN – The Lakewood Starz YMCA gymnastics team started the new year off with an invitational at Warren.

The Starz continue to improve as the season progresses, with seven girls having qualified for the national competition to be held this June in Savannah, Ga.

Qualifiers were Ashlyn Saracki (Level 4), Hannah Johnson (Level 4), Saida Bronner (Level 4), Mikayla Johnson (Level 6), Mariette Williams (Level 6), Morgan Hoffman (Level 8) and Morgan Johnson (Level 8).

Top place finishers for the Level 4s included a first by Hannah Johnson (8.6) on the balance beam, a second by Ashlyn Saracki (9.1) on the vault and a second for Saida Bronner (9.0) on the balance beam.

Top place finishes for the Level 6s included Mikayla Johnson with a first on vault (9.0) and second all-around with a 34.25.

For Level 8, Morgan Hoffman had a first on the uneven bars. Morgan Johnson was first on vault (8.75), and second on the uneven bars (8.0).

Other scores for the Starz included:

Ashlyn Saracki: bars 8.3, beam 8.0, floor 8.45, and all around 33.85.

Hannah Johnson: vault 8.8, bars 7.7, floor 7.0, all around 32.1.

Brittany Kightlinger: vault 8.3, bars 6.8, beam 7.9, floor 7.9, all around 30.9.

Saida Bronner: vault 8.3, bars 7.3, floor 7.8, all-around 32.4.

Mikayla Johnson: bars 8.2, beam 8.9, floor 8.15.

Mariette Williams: vault 8.2, bars 8.4, beam 8.7, floor 7.5, all-around 32.8.

Morgan Hoffman: vault 8.4, beam 7.5, floor 8.65, all-around 32.75.

Morgan Johnson: beam 7.45, floor 8.9, all-around 33.1.

The Starz return to action on Jan. 26 with a home meet at the Lakewood YMCA beginning at 11 a.m.