The Northants Academy star, trampolinist Jaime Moore, star stormed the field at the National Finals in Birmingham, winning the over 18s group by a comfortable 2.1 points.
A Delighted Moore said afterwards: “It was definitely my best performance since I’ve been back. I’m really pleased and I really couldn’t have done anymore.”
The 25-year-old also picked up the inaugural Paul Luxon Form award, named after one of the legends of the sport. Moore was handed the award for gaining the best form scores in the competition, and she admitted that on receiving the trophy she was holding back the tears: “I was a bit choked to be honest, really emotional because I knew Paul quite well and after doing so much for our sport he’ll be sadly missed."
Moore narrowly missed out on bagging a second title, finishing as runner up in the Ladies' event by 1.1 marks.
Under 18 Girls' Champions
|"It was definitely my best performance since I’ve been back. I’m really pleased and I really couldn’t have done anymore."|
The Academy picked up the title of Under 18 girls' Champions after the team of Yazmin Gumbs, Amanda Harris and Katie Mitchell struck gold. Gumbs was narrowly pushed into third place, finishing just 0.7 behind the eventual winner. Team mates Amanda Harris and Katie Mitchell finished in 14th and 15th respectively. Gumbs also grabbed eighthh place in the Ladies' event, an excellent result for the youngster.
In the over 18 Men's, Danny Creedon took fifth place with a fine display, the 17-year-old put in one of his best performances yet, beating his nearest rival by 1.6. Creedon narrowly missed out on a top-ten finish in the Men's, ending up in 11th spot. Club mate Steve Walsh finished off a fine season with a disappointing performance, an error filled second routine saw Walsh finish down in 14th. William Howell put in a fine first two rounds to finish 9th after Day One, however a mistake in his final routine meant he dropped a place, ending the weekend in 10th.
The academy picked up bronze in the Under 15 girls' team competition, solid performances from Penny Mitchell (11th), Victoria Payne (16th), Katie MacKenzie (24th) and Faye Kopka (33rd) meant the club eventually finished just 0.3 in front of there nearest rivals.
Head Coach Tracy Whittaker said she was pleased, even though the weekend had bought mixed results: “It's been a good weekend although we didn’t quite achieve all our goals." Whittaker continued: “Jaime showed she’s able to cope with the pressure and win a title over three rounds which were excellent. Danny put in an awesome performance also and ended up with a great result.
“The main focus now is to go away over the summer, work hard on increasing the difficulty being performed and hopefully we’ll be in an even stronger position this time next year.”