US Squad Wins Team Silver at US Open
IRVING, Texas – The United States won the silver
medal in the senior team event Saturday at the 2013
U.S. Open Synchronized Swimming Championships.
The event, hosted by the Pirouettes of Texas
Synchronized Swimming Club, included club teams from the U.S., Canada,
China and Mexico vying for several titles in senior and junior divisions at the
North Lake College Natatorium.
A U.S. squad selected to compete at
the U.S. Open won silver in the senior team event with 172.8000 points. Guangdong
Synchro from China won gold with 180.0333 points, and Quebec (155.4667) was
third. Indy Synchro was fourth at 151.1833.
Members of the U.S. Open national
team are: Morgan Boneberg
Aquanuts), McKinzie Chelberg (Walnut Creek Aquanuts), Elizabeth Davidson (Riverside Aquettes),
Alyssa Hoying (Indy Synchro), Jamie Kuchan (Walnut Creek Aquanuts), Isabella Park (La
Mirada Aquabelles), Jasmine Pulido (Santa Clara Aquamaids),
Sarah Rodriguez (Santa Clara
Aquamaids), Alexa Tchekmarev (Walnut
Creek Aquanuts) and Claire Wang (Santa
Cuicacalli’s Andrea Noval Duran won the senior solo event with
158.8833 points, while Quebec’s Gabrielle Boisvert took silver at 157.4000 and
teammate Genevieve Peel won bronze at 156.5500. Alexa Aton (150.0500) of Indy Synchro was fourth, and Christine Bergene (132.7500) of the St.
Paul Stars finished fifth.
China’s Ou Liu and Qian Luo won duet with 174.7833 points.
Quebec took the next two spots as Sarah Brunin-Brouillette and Carlie Cholette (154.0500)
earned silver and Kelly Hersh and Julie MacFarlane (150.9333) grabbed bronze. Indy
Synchro’s Victoria Baron and Natalie Huibregtse (147.8333) were
fourth, and teammates Alexa Aton and
Noelle St. John (146.5333) were
Mexico won the junior team event with 148.7877 points. Quebec
(145.5670) was second and Alberta (142.6803) third. The Meraquas of Irvine
(131.3753) finished fifth while the Pirouettes of Texas (119.2157) were sixth.
Indy Synchro’s Noelle
St. John won silver in the junior solo competition on Thursday with
146.4273 points. Teammate Jessica
Giannuzzi was fifth at 142.6517. Mexico’s Teresa Alonso (152.7353) won the
event, and Quebec’s Ioana Gheta (145.3020) was third.
Mexico won junior duet on Friday with 151.4130 points,
followed by two Quebec duos at 145.9660 and 143.2857. Shea Ramsey and Rachel
Warren (142.5383) of the La Mirada Aquabelles were fourth, and the Santa
Clara Aquamaids’ Michelle Roysental and
Ana Yon (141.9623) were fifth.
Santa Clara’s Karen Li,
Michelle Roysental and Ana Yon won gold in the junior trio on
Thursday with 141.2597 points. La Mirada Aquabelles’ Shea Ramsey, Andreina Rojas
and Rachel Warren (139.8170) took silver, and Indy Synchro’s Emily Ellis Berend, Laura Hinshaw and Grace Minkis (134.0773) won bronze.
on the 2013 U.S. Open, go to http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Synchronized-Swimming/Events/2013/July/09/2013-US-Open.