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Stolcenberg shines at state gymnastics meet

Kerry Stolcenberg of Broad Run dismounts on the vault during the VHSL Gymnastics Individual Open Championships Feb. 16. Stolcenberg tied for eighth place on the vault and finished 11th in the all-around.—Times-Mirror Photo/Greg Nash
Kerry Stolcenberg of Broad Run High School produced the best all-around finish among area competitors with an 11th place showing at the 2013 VHSL Gymnastics Individual Open Championships Feb. 16 at Centreville High School.

Stolcenberg totaled 36.775 on her four events. Briar Woods' Sara Connors (36.550), Freedom's Alli Gibbs (36.475), Loudoun County's Hannah Powell (35.525) and John Champe's Hallie Nichols (34.075) also delivered top 20 all-around finishes.

Jamie Stone (39.110) of Western Branch won the all-around title. Event champions were Princess Anne's Helaina Dollins (9.875) on the uneven bars, Stone (9.825) on the balance beam, Great Bridge's Courtney Adams (9.750) on the floor exercise and Hayfield's Molly Overstreet (9.800) on the vault.

The top local finish in an individual event was shared by Stolcenberg and Gibbs. Both gymnasts scored 9.500 on the balance beam to tie for eighth place. Bria Lloyd (8.975) of Loudoun Valley placed 24th on the beam.

Here is a look at how all of the Loudoun gymnasts fared:

All-around: 11. Kerry Stolcenberg (BR) 36.775; 15. Sara Connors (BW) 36.550; 16. Alli Gibbs (F) 36.475; 18. Hannah Powell (LC) 35.525; 19. Hallie Nichols (JC) 34.075

Uneven Bars: 17. Alli Gibbs (F) 9.025: 23T. Hannah Powell (LC) 8.800; 23T. Sara Connors (BW) 8.800; 28. Kerry Stolcenberg (BR) 8.700; 33. Lauren McCollough (LC) 8.350; 36. Brooke Wivagg (BW) 8.150; 37. Heather Byram (W) 8.075; 38. Olivia Becker (W) 8.000; 39. Shannon Keye (T) 7.975; 40. Hallie Nichols (JC) 7.950

Balance Beam: 8T. Kerry Stolcenberg (BR) 9.500; 8T. Alli Gibbs (F) 9.500; 18T. Sara Connors (BW) 9.125; 24. Bria Lloyd (LV) 8.975; 26. Hannah Powell (LC) 8.925; 28T. Alyssa Del Prete (PF) 8.800; 32. Hallie Nichols (JC) 8.675; 33. Abbey Tsao (PF) 8.650; 34. Lauren McCollough (LC) 8.625; 41. Anna Baroody (BW) 7.450

Floor Exercise: 11T. Sara Connors (BW) 9.350; 23T. Alli Gibbs (F) 9.150; 23T. Kerry Stolcenberg (BR) 9.150; 29T. Hannah Powell (LC) 9.025; 38. Abbey Tsao (PF) 8.775; 40. Lexi Randall (LV) 8.700; 41. Hallie Nichols (JC) 8.550; 42T. Haley Crosser (LV) 8.525; 44. Helen Sternberg (LV) 8.500; 46. Josephine Trombadore (LV) 8.175

Vault: 11T. Kerry Stolcenberg (BR) 9.425; 19T. Sara Connors (BW) 9.275; 28T. Hallie Nichols (JC) 8.900; 31T. Loren Barber (BW) 8.825; 33. Alli Gibbs (F) 8.800; 34. Hannah Powell (LC) 8.775; 36T. Brooke Wivagg (BW) 8.700; 36T. Alyssa Del Prete (PF) 8.700; 38. Shannon Keye (T) 8.650

-All photos by Greg Nash


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