Local gymnasts headed to nationals

A quartet of local gymnasts are headed to the 2011 Canadian Gymnastics Championships being held next month in Charlottetown.

Maple Ridge’s Cameron and Poppy Quinlan, as well as Shannon Comeault of Pitt Meadows, all from the Shasta Trampoline Club in New Westminster, will be competing in the trampoline events at the national tournament.

Maple Ridge’s Kendra Hromek, of Twisters Gymnastics Club in Abbotsford, will be competing in the artistic gymnastics events.

The four local gymnasts were named to Team B.C. on Monday, following the final trials held in conjunction with the 2011 B.C. Gymnastics Championships in Langley from April 8-10.

More than 90 artistic and trampoline gymnasts from throughout the province will be competing as part of Team B.C.

Maple Ridge’s Shayla Ogloff is headed to the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Grande Prairie, Alberta next week. Ogloff qualified for Team B.C. thanks to het first-place finish at the Carol Lenz Surrey Classic in Surrey last month.

Ogloff is a Grade 6 student at Alexander Robinson elementary and also trains out of Twisters Gymnastics Club in Abbotsford.