NISS gymnasts score at provincial meet

Four local athletes net top-8 finishes in B.C. high school championship competition

Sarrah Moore, Lennox Brown, Thomas Griffith and Dexter Nielson each posted top-eight finishes for North Island Secondary School at the B.C. High School Gymnastics Championships in Ladner last month.

Moore posted top-10 finishes in the vault, the uneven parallel bars and the balance beam en route to placing eighth in the Level 1 girls competition with 43 points. Dayna Moore added a 22nd-place finish among Level 1 girls.

Brown placed third overall in the boys Level 1 competition, winning both the floor exercise and the parallel bars along the way. Griffith was fifth overall with 61.75 points, with a top finish of fourth in the floor exercise.

Nielson won on the rings and placed fifth overall in the boys Level 3 category, with 68.65 points.

In Level 2 boys competition, Sean Grant placed 11th with 64.10 points and Hyrum Nielson was 14th with 61.6 points. Grant had a high placing of third on the pommel horse, while Hyrum Nielson was seventh on parallel bars.

Earlier, Moore, Grant and Dexter Nielson won their respective overall championships at the North Vancouver Island Zone Trials in Nanaimo to earn berths to the B.C. finals.

Dayna Moore added a fourth-place finish among Level 1 girls, and Whitney Murgatroyd was seventh, Kierra Shambrook eighth and Rebecca Miller ninth.

Grant was first and Hyrum Nielson third among Level 2 boys. Brown and Griffth placed third and fourth, respectively, in the Level 1 boys zone meet.