Strathmore Silhouettes Head Coach
Six athletes of the Strathmore Silhouettes competitive gymnastics team have qualified to attend the 2017 Women’s Artistic Provincial Championships, which will be held in Fort McMurray, Alta. from April 6-9, 2017.
The six girls, ranging in age from 10-14, attended the Southern Zones Championships, which were held at the University of Calgary March 16-19. They competed in their age groups against clubs from across southern Alberta, hoping to earn a spot to Provincials.
This is the first time that all of the eligible Silhouettes athletes that competed at Southern Zones moved on to qualify to compete at Provincials.
Not only did they qualify, but a few of the athletes had some personal successes: Sophie Sanders, 13, earned silver medals on floor and beam, and placed fourth all-around; Aleigha McLean, 14, who travels from Three Hills three times a week to train with the Silhouettes, earned bronze medals on vault and beam, and placed fourth all-around; Eve Rehlau, 11, who travels from Rockyford, earned a gold medal for her beam routine, and took home a silver all-around medal.
“All six of these girls have been working very hard, and I’m extremely proud of them and happy that their hard work has paid off,” said Tara Smith, Silhouettes head coach.