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Sports Briefs: Final King of the Rail

Gymnasts qualify for high school championship



Although there's still a good three months left until closing day, local event series are starting to wind up. There's just one KVRS event remaining, just one of the Telus Park Rider Sessions, and just one Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Cross. And the last King of the Rail contest took place this Saturday (Mar. 3), under the lights at the base of Whistler Mountain.

The set-up was been different for every event this year, but skiers and riders had a choice of at least two features or two lines.

The athletes themselves judged the event, as always, and the winner in each age category won a cash prizes based on the number of entries. An official judge kept the voting honest and kept track of the votes.

As well, participants were eligible to win draw prizes from event sponsors.

Check Thursday's edition of Pique for full results coverage.

Gymnasts qualify for high school championship

The Whistler Gymnastics Club has had a busy few weeks, including a trampoline competition this past weekend and the B.C. High School zone trials the weekend before.

In the trampoline competition, Archie Mahoney was second in trampoline and sixth in double mini tramp. Joe Davies was second in trampoline and seventh in double mini. For the girls, Sydney Lowell-Schmidt was 11th in trampoline and eighth in double mini while Jamie Gormley was 12th in tramp and 17th in double mini.

In the high school trials, all of the Whistler Secondary Storm Troupe girls qualified to attend the championships on Mar. 18 in Burnaby.

In Level 4, Keeley Wentzel finished with a silver medal on vault and a bronze on beam and floor to place second all around. Rebecca Flynn won a gold on bars, silver on floor, bronze on vault and was fourth on beam to place third.

In High School Level 3, Charlotte Mahoney was second all around with a silver on beam and bronze on vault. Jasmin Budge won gold on floor and a bronze on bars to place fourth and Christina Saldat won a silver medal on the vault to place fifth.

Carly Mann and Ellie Krasny were not at the event, but also qualified based on other results.

In Pique's coverage of the North Shore Invitational, we missed the Level 2 Tyro team. Caleigh Lamont was fourth all around after placing fourth on vault, beam and floor. Hannah Peatfield was sixth all around with a gold on the vault, Cassias Jean was eighth all around and Leah Brownlie was 12th.