Andover, MA – Optima Synchro had a prolific presence at the 2017 East Zone Region D Intermediate and Age Group Championships, qualifying 11 routines for the top events for the year – the US Junior Olympics National Championships and East Zone Intermediate Championships.
“Our girls worked so hard to qualify for Junior Olympics and the Zone Championships, and all their hard work paid off,” said head coach Svetlana Malinovskaya. “They set their goals, practiced well and even did some extra work on their own. I am so proud of our athletes! Our team qualified the maximum number of routines in all events entered! Now we are preparing for the largest event of the season.”
Routines that placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Age Group Duet, Team and Combo, and 1st and 2nd place in Solo qualified for the National Junior Olympics to be held June 30-July 8, in Riverside, CA.
Routines that placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Intermediate Solo, Duet and Trio qualified for the East Zone Intermediate Championships, June 2-4, in Buffalo, NY.
Age Group results (Junior Olympics qualifiers in bold):
16-19 Combo: 1st – Melissa Zhang, Riley Spring, Emily Ma,, Francesca Sajedi, Aleah Davidsen, Katie MacDonald, Julia Paradis, Polina Malinovskaya
18-19 Teamt: 1st – Melissa Zhang, Rebecca Page, Emily Ma, Francesca Sajedi, Aleah Davidsen, Katie MacDonald, Julia Paradis, Polina Malinovskaya
16-17 Duet: 2nd – Emily Ma, Riley Spring
16-17 Solo: 2nd – Emily Ma
13-15 Duet: 1st – Polina Malinovskaya; Julia Paradis; 2nd Aleah Davidsen, Katie MacDonald
12 & under Duet: 1st – Xavia Banigan, Bonnie Li
12 & under Solo: 1st – Bonnie Li
Age Group Figures:
18-19: 2nd Melissa Zhang, 6th Francesca Sajedi
16-17: 3rd Emily Ma; 9th Rebecca Page; 10th Riley Spring
13-15: 1st Julia Paradis; 3rd Aleah Davidsen; 4th Katie MacDonald; 5th Polina Malinovskaya
12&U: 1st Bonnie Li
Intermediate results (East Zone qualifiers in bold):
11-12 Team: 2nd Noelle Lee, Xavia Banigan, Isabella Martin, Emma Diamantis, Natalie Taylor
11-12 Trio: 1st Noelle Lee, Xavia Banigan, Emma Diamantis
10&U: 5th Natalie Taylor; 9th Isabella Martin
11-12: 8th Emma Diamantis
Learn more about Optima Synchro by visiting www.optimasynchro.com.
About Optima Synchro
Optima Synchro is a competitive synchronized swim team based north of Boston in the Merrimack Valley area. We are proud members of USA Synchro.