A WARRNAMBOOL gymnastics team used its home club meeting to qualify for state pennant.
Level three gymnasts Bridget Haberfield, Kaitlyn Lane, Lily Jenkins, Catie Ragg and Kalani Plant used Warrnambool Springers Invitational on the weekend to book their spot.
Event co-ordinator Brenda Jarry said it was a highlight for the south-west club, which attracted over 300 athletes to its annual competition.
“They entered the wildcard category,” she said.
“It’s quite exciting in that respect so we are quite pleased about that.
“We had teams in levels one, two and three and that was the only lot that made it straight through but that’s OK, we have to work on things as in any sport.”
Warrnambool had a number of successes at its home tournament, including Kate Stevens who received her state level 10 assessment test.
Sophie Weir claimed first overall in level seven girls from Warrnambool teammates Alana Johnson and Tessa English.
Amy Johnston won the level five girls’ title and Eli Twaddle collected the level five boys’ crown. A level one team — Georgia Ragg, Su-Ri Kim, Amarli Frankel and Rhiannon Mulready — placed second in the level one girls’ teams event.
Isaac Johnson finished second in level six boys’ section, Rosi tenHave second in level one boys’ group, Maddison Cook was second in level six girls and Peta Mahoney fourth in the level four girls’ section.
Nathan Mansbridge (level three boys), Cornelius Wong (level four boys),Will Johnston (level one boys) and Kate Stevens (level 10 girls) all earned third place in their respective classes.