ALAMOSA — With a good performance at the Mountain Range regional, Alamosa qualified a number of gymnasts individually for the State Championship this weekend.
At Mountain Range High School Alamosa finished with a team score of 151.25 which was among the highest that the gymnastics team has been able to accomplish this season. Unfortunately only six teams qualify for the state meet. The sixth and final qualifier was Loveland with a team score of 152.775 which means that Alamosa missed qualifying as a team by a hair.
The good news is that eight Moose gymnasts will get to perform on the grand stage. Junior Bailee Del Tondo qualified for state in all four events. At regionals Del Tondo’s strength was the vault with a score of 8.75, but she scored no less than a 7 in every other event and finished with 31.925 to place fourth in the All-Around.
Fellow junior Andi Golsan also qualified in all four events. Similarly, Golsan’s scores favored the vault with a score of 8.05. With a final score of 30.1 Golsan finished ninth in the All-Around at regionals.
Tenth place in the All-Around went to freshman Mia Montoya with a score of 29.275. Montoya qualified to compete in vault, bars and floor.
Senior Mary Streeter will represent Alamosa on the vault and beam. Streeter was the strongest of her team on the balance beam with a score of 7.725.
Alamosa sophomore Jasmine Martinez-Lopez will perform on the vault at state having qualified with a score of 8.2 at regionals.
Sophomore Shallyn Smith finished second on her team on the uneven bars and qualified for state with a score of 7.5.
Devyn Mitchell, a junior, also qualified on the uneven bars with a score of 6.45. And fellow junior Lei Lani Lickteig is the final Moose to qualify for state with her score of 6.9 on the balance beam.
The state tournament will take place at Thorton High School from Nov. 2-3. Alamosa will begin preliminary competition at 4 p.m. on Friday with their floor routines. Saturday’s finals begin at 1:30 p.m. For a complete rotation schedule visit CHSAA.com.