Roselyn Lazum of Classic Gymnastics finished the 2019 season among the top young gymnasts in the U.S., taking first place all-around at the USA Gymnastics Xcel National Championships on Saturday in Branson, Missouri.

Roselyn, 14, won in the Xcel Gold Senior C division with a score of 37.450. Her all-around score put her in seventh place among all Xcel Gold competitors at the meet. She received second-place marks on the vault (9.475) and balance beam (9.375), and she tied for third place on the floor exercise (9.225).

Her teammate Claire Pierce, 13, placed second all-around in the Xcel Gold Senior A division with a score of 37.375, including a second-place score on the floor exercise (9.600), and she tied for third on both the vault (9.450) and balance beam (9.100).

Also competing at the national meet was McKenzie Cousins, 13, with a seventh-place all-around score of 36.500, including first place on the floor exercise.

The national meet concluded the 2018-19 season for the Classic gymnasts, with Roselyn and Claire both earning a place on the Region One Xcel Gold team this year. They will move up to the Platinum level for the next season.

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