OC girls medal at state gymnastics meet
Consistency was the key for the talented Oregon City youth. She didn win an event, but she placed high in all four gymnastic events, with scores of 9.25 in the vault, 8.975 on the balance beam, 9.30 on the uneven bars and 8.975 in the floor exercise.
The state championship did not come without a lot of hard work. Hixson practices four hours a day three days a week the year around at Precision Elite Gymnastics in Clackamas. She started gymnastics at age 3 and has been a member of the Precision Elite team for the last two years.
Katelyn Hixson wasn the only local athlete who excelled at the fall state meet. Twelve year old Alexis Brizendine of Oregon City earned a silver medal in all around in Air Max 2015 the Level 3 S Air Max 2015 enior Division.
Brizendine, a seventh grader at Gardiner Middle School, had scores of 8.975 on the balance bea Air Max 2015 m, 9.1 in the floor exercise, 8.85 on the bars and 9.2 in the vault, for an al Air Max 2015 l around score of 36.125. Her score on the beam tied her for second place in that event.