Handy claims regional titles

Kaitlyn Handy of America’s Best Kids in Medford won championships in two disciplines at the Region 2 Gymnastics Championships in Tacoma, Washington, April 13-15.

The 14-year-old McLoughlin Middle School student captured the Level 8 vault and bar titles at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center and made the Level 8 all-star team, a first for the America’s Best Kids program.

Handy scored 9.525 to win the vault and 9.575 to claim the bars, helping her to fifth place in all-around with a score of 36.775. She was 16th on the floor and 18th on the balance beam.

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