October 28, 2016

CVU gymnasts off until the new year12/24/08

Dec. 24, 2008

Following Monday night’s home meet with U-32, the Champlain Valley Union High gymnasts are off until Jan. 3, when they travel to Middlebury Union High for a 1 p.m. session.

Last Saturday, freshman Ashley Bachand led a series of impressive performances when she took all-around honors for her division in a holiday invitational meet at South Burlington High School. Competition was among performers in the same high school year.

Bachand’s victory was gained by first places in vault and floor exercise, plus seconds on the bars and beam.

Sidney Hilker made some noise among juniors, with a second on the bars and third in floor exercise.

Veteran Kiley Bourdeau was a contender for senior honors, finishing fourth overall following thirds in vault, bars and floor exercise and a fourth on the bars. Bethany Karstens was fifth on the bars.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



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