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Arlington Angels compete in national YMCA gymnastics meet

Reid was Level 9 and 10 all-around winner
The Arlington Angels gather for a team photo at a national championship meet.

The Arlington Angels from the Woodmont Center recently participated in the  YMCA girls national gymnastics championship and Invitational in Philadelphia.

Participating gymnasts were Petra Mazzei, Callie Moriarty, Ceci Pollack, Eden Cogert, Olivia Ferrill, Clara Groteboer, Ridley Jarboe, Autumn Jarboe, Violeta Gamboa, Elianna Holod, Hannah Sanford, Margaret Dean, Harper Gilmour, Helena Redpath, Zoe Sanford, Heili Shattuck, Kristen Harrje, Louise Ax, Piper Cannon, Sevi Reid, Daniel DiSocco, Dahlia DiSoco, Eve Kovner, Susanna Bakker, Zurie Chauvet, Elisa Correa, Sarah Dattani, Carrie Ewell, Kenly McAllister, Ruhi Rana, Amara Chandy and Ella Lewyn.

The festivities began with a senior night when Harrje and Cannon were celebrated for their dedication and success. Cannon received a $2,000 scholarship.

Leading the Angels in the competition was Reid. She was the national all-around champion at the Level 9 and 10 categories. Her all-around score of 38.0 came on the heels of strong individual performances, including a 9.775 on uneven bars. She finished first on the balance beam and second on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise.

The Angels won team awards for first in Level 3 and 4, second in Level 5, 10th in Level 6, seventh in the open-championship division and firsts for the XCEL Gold and XCEL Silver teams.

Woodmont Center director Joe D’Emidio led the Angels’ coaches.