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Mackie Wins Friendship Classic
(1 vote, average 3.00 out of 5)

2004 Olympian Gael Mackie (Canada) won the senior all-around at the Friendship Classic, held Saturday evening in Pottsville, Pa.

Linders, Mackie and Proskurina

Mackie topped Loes Linders (the Netherlands) and Ukraine's Marina Proskurina.

Mackie, who has signed with the University of Utah, was the top scorer on vault, uneven bars and balance beam. Linders won floor exercise.

Ukrainian Valentina Golenkova won the junior all-around title over Russia's Anastasia Grishina. American Carol Byrnes (Girls Co-Op) won the all-around bronze.

Golenkova won beam and Grishina won bars. American Annette Miele (Lehigh Valley) won both vault and floor exercise. Miele, fourth all-around, is coached by 1983 World Champion Natalia Yurchenko.

The annual competition is hosted by the Pottsville Gymnastic Training Center.

2007 Friendship Classic
March 24, Pottsville, Pa.

Senior All-Around
1. Gael Mackie CAN (Omega) 55.90
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 54.90
3. Loes Linders NED 53.55
4. Chloé Henry BEL 53.20
5. Kakitani Maniko JPN 52.95
6. Lisa-Marie Farley CAN (Gym-Richelieu) 50.60

Junior All-Around
1. Valentina Golenkova UKR 55.50
2. Anastasia Grishina RUS 54.50
3. Carol Byrnes USA (Girls Co-Op Starbounders) 51.80
4. Annette Miele USA (Lehigh Valley) 51.45
5. Kim Levesque CAN (Gym-Richelieu) 50.60
6. Jennifer Fujis CAN (Gym-Richelieu) 50.10

Senior Vault
1. Gael Mackie CAN 14.20
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 14.10
3. Lisa-Marie Farley CAN 13.85

Senior Uneven Bars
1. Gael Mackie CAN 14.00
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 13.15
3. Loes Linders NED 12.70

Senior Balance Beam
1. Gael Mackie CAN 14.60
2. Marina Proskurina UKR 14.15
3. Chloé Henry BEL 13.80

Senior Floor Exercise
1. Loes Linders NED 14.55
2. Chloé Henry BEL 13.70
3. Kakitani Maniko JPN 13.70

Junior Vault
1. Annette Miele USA 14.25
2. Valentina Golenkova UKR 13.95
3. Cassandra Hanley (USA/Parkettes) 13.70

Junior Uneven Bars
1. Anastasia Grishina RUS 15.20
2. Valentina Golenkova UKR 13.60
3. Cassandra Hanley USA 12.90

Junior Balance Beam
1. Valentina Golenkova UKR 14.60
2. Carol Byrnes USA 13.90
3. Mariecarme Rivera PUR (Club FPG) 13.90

Junior Floor Exercise
1. Annette Miele USA 13.75
2. Anastasia Grishina RUS 13.70
3. Carol Byrnes USA 13.40

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