CVU gymnasts in close call with mighty Essex (12/17/09)

Dec. 17, 2009

A surging Champlain Valley Union High gymnastics team is looking ahead to Saturday’s South Burlington Invitational meet after coming within a whisker of nipping the defending state champion Essex High Hornets on Tuesday night.

Saturday’s competition at South Burlington High School begins at noon.

Tuesday’s event was held at the Redhawks’ Green Mountain Gymnastics home site. Essex prevailed in the meet by a narrow 132.7-131.3, while CVU sophomore Ashley Bachand took top all around performer honors. Bachand had wins on the bars and beam and tied for first with Essex veteran Mary Parmenter on the vault.

Parmenter took second in the all around.

CVU senior Amanda Holman was third in all around and in floor exercise. Freshman Madison Bourdeau captured second place in floor exercise and third on the vault.


— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent