On the podium...

The Rhythmic Gymnastics Team from Princeton Gymnastics and Dance Academy opened their gymnastics competition season with the 11th Annual Mountaineer Invitational competition at the Bluefield Auditorium on Dec. 17, 2017. The girls competed, along with teams from Virginia and North Carolina. In level 3, Princeton's team had Eshaal Khan and Alexandra Lilly, who received silver medals for their ball and clubs routines. In Level 4, Kanzi Lee, received gold for her ball and clubs routines. In level 5 Meredith Choate received gold for her hoop and ball routines. In level 6, Alexis Whitt received a gold for her ribbon routine. In level 7, Katie Thomas received silver for hoop and clubs, Ciersten Rose received a gold for her hoop and clubs routine, and Wendy Brown also in level 7, earned a silver for her clubs and hoop routine. In level 9, Aleksandra Sklioutovskaya-Lopez completed a gold on her hoop, ball, clubs, and ribbon routine.

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