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Batiz wins silver at gymnastics championship

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Ford City senior gymnast Courtney Batiz poses with her silver medal earned in the vault competition at the USA Gymnastics Level 9 Eastern National Championships in Battle Creek, Mich., May 1-5, 2013. Batiz finished tied for second on the vault with a score of 9.2.
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 1:16 a.m.
 

Ford City senior Courtney Batiz returned home from USA Gymnastics Eastern National Championships with something to show from her final junior event.

Batiz, representing her gym, Ultimate Gymnastics in Delmont, scored a 9.2 in the vault competition to finish tied for second and claim a silver medal from the meet May 1-5 in Battle Creek, Mich.

Batiz's vault score was one of two top-10 event finishes as she also scored a 9.1 on balance beam to place seventh. She also scored a 9.1 on the uneven bars and an 8.925 on the floor exercise for a 10th-place all-around score of 36.325.

The Eastern Nationals and its western counterpart are the final stage of national competition for Level 9 gymnasts — SA Gymnastics' second-highest level. Batiz was one of 24 gymnasts in her age group who qualified to compete at the event.

 

 
 


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