After mentioning a few posts ago that Julia had not had her best competitive season this year, it is my absolute delight to tell you that she had the best meet of her life today! It was her state meet, the last of the season, and she turned it around in a big way.
She hit all of her routines, nailed her often-troublesome back handspring on beam, and scored a 37.125 all around, which earned her 7th place in her age bracket. She also medaled in beam (9.5) and vault (9.375), and scored well on floor (9.2) and bars (9.050).
I was praying she would get a 36.0 all around and that she would make her back handspring on beam. Clearly, that prayer was answered and more! I really wanted her scores to show what I know she is able to do and does in practice, and they certainly did today. I wanted her to see her consistently hard work and conditioning pay off and that they were not in vain. I am so glad she was able to see this and can begin her off-season with the confidence of a job well done.
Congratulations to my beautiful and determined daughter who, starting tomorrow, will be training level 7!