November 24, 2022

Section VI Gymnastics Champions: Kayla Gleason, Frontier

BUFFALO, NY — Kayla Gleason won the all-around at the Section VI gymnastics competition, leading Frontier to their third tag team championship in four years.

Gleason, a senior, won the floor exercise (9.85) and uneven bars events (9.3), while placing sixth on balance beam (9.05) and vault (9.2) , for an overall score of 37.4 on Friday night in Clarence, topping his total of 36.55. since last year.

Williamsville North’s Ava Shiff won the beam (9.5), placed third on bars (8.65) and vault (9.55), and was sixth in floor exercise (9.375), for a overall score of 37.075. Schiff will join Gleason in all-around competition at the NYSPHSAA meet in March.

Frontier won the team championship with 107.625 points, ahead of last year’s champion Clarence (104.9).

Clarence’s Mya Wozniak placed fourth overall, while Frontier’s Lea Philarom finished fourth.

Frontier have had the overall winner in four consecutive section encounters. Jenna Blair repeated in the two years before Gleason, who placed fourth in her sophomore year.

Three gymnasts in each event will join Gleason and Schiff on the Section VI team at the state meet. The best sectional finishers were:

Bars – Gleason, Philarom, Shiff, Wozniak, Keira Morris (Lancaster)

Beam – Shiff, Wozniak, Brooke Halter (Orchard Park), Charlotte Moyer (Williamsville East)

Floor – Gleason, Olivia Chapman (Clarence), Philarom, Grace Harry (Lancaster)

Vault – Wyatt Losi (Hamburg), Philarom, Shiff, Emilio Izquierdo (Williamsville North)

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