Rennie Finishes Career Strong Helping Team Secure 4th Place in NAIGC Nationals

Rennie Finishes Career Strong Helping Team Secure 4th Place in NAIGC Nationals

Daytona Beach, FL-  SHU Elite Gymnastics Club traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida on April 10thto April 14th, 2019 for the largest intercollegiate gymnastics club nationals to date. Hosted by the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC), two teams from Sacred Heart, Level 7 and Level 8, entered in the competition after a long year of hard work and fundraising to attend. The event was held at the Daytona Beach Convention Center, with 106 teams from across the country as well as teams from Belgium and France in attendance. SHU competed on Day 2 on the competition, ending with a team score of 103.325 and 102.8 for Level 7 and Level 8 respectively. Going into finals, the SHU level 7 team was seeded 2ndin the nation, ending with an impressive 4thplace finish. While the level 8 team scored 16thin the nation. In addition, three individuals qualified for finals. Emily Petro, a sophomore, who scored an impressive 9.2 on balance beam going into finals, Emmi Moore, a freshman, who scored a team record of 9.625 on floor and Hannah Rennie, a senior, who placed 8thoverall in the nation with a score of 8.975 on balance beam. Allison Bertolozzi, a junior, Sydney Abate, a freshman, and Emmi Moore, a freshman, placed 15th, 16thand 23rdin the nation for all around level 7 while Rennie placed 23rd in the nation for all around level 8. The team fought hard throughout the competition, channeling their training from the year and had a great time at the event. Senior Hannah Rennie could not be happier with this impressive end to her gymnastics career and the team looks forward to attending many more of these events in the future! The coaches, Marissa Lauretti, Victoria Huth and Abigail Bayzath, are so proud of all the hard work, dedication and perseverance this team has put in this academic year. Throughout the 2018-2019 season, SHU Elite has attended 5 competitions as well as hosted their largest home meet in club history against teams such as Penn State, University of Connecticut, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Merrimack College to name a few. Throughout the year the team faced tough competition but, in the end, came out with two teams placing top 20thin the nation, finishing out their 2018-2019 season with a bang!