ERIN McLACHLAN put in an excellent display at the National Gymnastic Finals in Birmingham to highlight a successful 2008 for Greenhead Gymnastics Club.
Erin finished 13th in the Compulsory 3 category and was the highest-scoring Yorkshire gymnast in the final with a total of 57.875.
This was after taking gold in the Yorkshire qualifier with 58.075.
Clubmates Ellie Black and Sophie Davies represented Yorkshire in the Compulsory 4 final at the nationals scoring 52.80 and 49.00 respectively.
Compulsory grades are for gymnasts selected by clubs to travel the more difficult elite path, whereas the majority take Club grades.
Club grade 6 is the first and because there are so many competitors at this level, it is split into age groups. Gymnasts either pass or gain a distinction with a score of 60 or above.
Greenhead’s national results (top four finish needed to represent Yorkshire):
Club Grade 6 (In age) – 9 years: Olivia Proctor 62.15 (gold medal); Maddison Wright 59.35 (fourth); Hope Dworsky 58.15; India Sleney 56.65; Harriet Fulcher 55.62. 10 years: Jessie Fulcher 60.75 (silver medal). 11 years plus: Nicole Pachniuk 59.1 (bronze medal); Shannon Wood 58.30.
Club Grade 5 (In age) – Renee Facey 55.8; Savannah Mightly 52.73.
Club Grade 5 (Out of age) – 10 years: Joanna Wilkinson 55.43.
Club Grade 4 – Katie Horrocks 45.575 (fourth); Emily Ellis 45.025 (fifth and reserve for Yorkshire team); Sharrell Lawrence 42.975; Bethany Hodgson 42.125; Bridget Hill 40.825.
Club Grade 3 – Rhiann Atherton 47.575 (bronze medal); Amy Foreman 47.35 (fifth and reserve for Yorkshire team); Lauren Arthur 46.20 (seventh); Katie Ryan 43.625.
Greenhead results in Yorkshire competitions which were qualifiers for the nationals:
Compulsory 4 – Sophie Davies 52.275 (bronze medal); Ellie Black 51.625 (fourth); Lauren Hayes 50.825.
Compulsory 3 – Erin McLachlan 58.075 (gold medal).
All these results are distinctions or passes, which is a credit to the gymnasts and their coaches.