National qualifiers

Classic Gymnastics will send three gymnasts to the USA Gymnastics Xcel National Championships next month. Pictured are McKenzie Cousins (from left), coach Casey Hall, Claire Pierce and Roselyn Lazum.

Three Classic Gymnastics athletes are set to compete at the USA Gymnastics Xcel National Championships next month after qualifying at the 2019 Xcel Regionals, held May 2-5 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Roselyn Lazum, 14, and Claire Pierce, 12, both competed as part of the Region One Xcel Team Gold, and both scored high enough in the all-around competition to qualify for the Xcel National Championships, June 7-9 in Branson, Missouri. Also advancing is McKenzie Cousins, 13, who competed on the Classic Xcel Gold team.

Lazum had the highest all-around score for Classic at the San Diego meet, placing fourth all-around in the Team Gold Older division (38.550) and winning the gold medal on the floor exercise (9.750).

Classic’s top all-around score at the platinum level went to Arabella Gutierrez, who placed third (38.075) in the Junior E division.

At the gold level, Katelyn Frederick tied for third in the Senior F division (37.825), and Samantha Fernandez placed second all-around (37.750) in the Senior C division.

Classic’s top gymnast at the silver level was Amanda Beteta, whose first-place all-around score (38.150) included first-place scores on the uneven bars (9.625) and the floor exercise (9.700).

2019 Xcel Regionals

May 2-5, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego

Region One Xcel Team Gold

Older division—Roselyn Lazum, 1, floor, 9.750; 4, all around, 38.550 . Claire Pierce, 10, all around, 37.925.

Xcel Platinum

Senior B—Carrie Weiss, 17, all around, 34.750.

Senior E—Olivia Vidal, 17, all around, 33.175.

Senior F—Priya Sehdev, 1, vault, 9.475; 1, floor, 9.725; 4, all around, 36.975.

Senior H—Isabella Turner, 1, floor, 9.700; 2, all around, 37.750. Kahlia Ransom, 1T, bars, 9.375; 3, all around, 37.625.

Junior D—Ava Lani Artadi, 13, all around, 36.200.

Junior E—Arabella Gutierrez, 3, all around, 38.075 .

Xcel Gold

Senior C—Samantha Fernandez, 2, all around, 37.750.

Senior E—McKenzie Cousins, 5T, all around, 37.550.

Senior F—Katelyn Frederick, 3T, all around, 37.825 .

Senior I—Ava Perry, 15, all around, 35.700.

Senior Q—Mallory Bisel, 9, all around, 36.950. Alysse Leanos, 17, all around, 26.375.

Junior M—Shanelle Smith, 4, all around, 37.275.

Junior O—Ella Delucchi, 12, all around, 36.375.

Xcel Silver

Senior B—Jazelle Barba, 5T, all around, 37.800.

Senior L—Moskan Emran, 12, all around, 37.225.

Senior M—Amanda Beteta, 1, bars, 9.625; 1, floor, 9.700; 1, all around, 38.150 .

Senior O—Melissa Sahim, 1, floor, 9.775; 4, all around, 37.425.

Senior R—Michaela Salsman, 8, all around, 37.525.

Senior T—Lyda Nadery, 4T, all around, 37.600.

Junior J—Eva Davis, 7, all around, 37.550.

Junior O—Meghna Sarathy, 2, all around, 37.800.

Child E—Alana Martinez, 7, all around, 37.875.

Child T—Sofia Richardson, 7, all around, 37.575. Isabela Richardson, 11T, all around, 37.125.

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