Sports

So far this season, Hicksville High School freshman and Level 9 USA Gymnastics gymnast Victoria Caputo has taken top honors in all five of her last competitions.

On Jan. 4 at Hot Shots News Years Eve blast Victoria took first place all around and, a week later, at the Jan. 10 Brestyans Invitational Meet at Tufts University in Medford MA, she took first place all around with a score of 36.4. On her individual routines, Victoria placed second on vault (with a 9.2), first on bars (with a 9.1), second on balance beam (with a 9.325) and second in floor exercise (with a 8.675).

On Jan. 24, Victoria competed at the Parkette Invitational in Allentown PA, and took first place all around with a score of 36.55; on her individual routines she scored 9.0 on vault 9.0, 9.075 on bars, 9.05 on balance beam and 9.425 in floor exercise.

On Feb. 8, Victoria headed to Illinois and competed at "largest gymnastics meet in the world" at Chicago's navy pier. A total of 4,400 gymnasts from all over the world competed that weekend with Victoria taking first place on vault (9.125), third place on bars (8.7), first place on beam (9.3) and second place in floor exercise (9.450) for an all around first place score of 36.575.

Victoria's latest competition was Feb. 20 and, at this time, she competed at the Little Bigger Invitational in Wodburn MA. Victoria placed third on vault (9.175), first on bars (9.275), first on balance beam (9.450) and first in floor exercise (9.05). She not only finished first in the all around with a score of 36.950 but also received an award for most elegant balance beam.

Victoria trains at Gold Medal Gymnastic Center in Huntington and is coached by Tammy Marshall. Best of luck to Victoria and her teammates as they head to Georgia.


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