Friday, October 1, 2010

Avon native enjoying gymnastics at Ball State

Kayla Kmiecik, an Avon native who graduated from Magnificat, is enjoying competing in gymnastics at Ball State University.

This past season, as a sophomore, Kmiecik recorded a career high 9.700 on the bars at Northern Illinois. She tallied a season high 9.675 at New Hampshire on the beam and was Ball State’s top gymnast in the event. She scored a career high 9.775 on the floor at New Hampshire and had a chance to compete on the floor at the Mid-American Conference Championships.

As a freshman, she competed in 10 meets for the Cardinals, including the Mid-American Conference Championships. She scored a previous career high 9.725 on beam at Michigan State and had a previous career best 9.5 on floor at Northern Illinois.

Before college, she competed for Lauren Dunn and Joe Gura at Great Lakes Gymnastics. She was a Level 10 national qualifier in 2006 and 2007 and an Ohio State Champion on bars in 2006 and 2007. She was also high school state champion in all-around, bars and floor in 2008. She was Magnificat’s Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior.

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