The announcement at the beginning of the meet told us that the Judges would be taking maximum deductions so that the girls would really know where they stood and what needed to be worked on. Maisie was calm as ever as she loves going to the meets and enjoys the entire process. Me though, well that’s a different story and I didn’t know what to expect or how she would do at each event. Even though this was only a mock meet my heart was still in my throat as I sat up in the gallery with the other parents…sweating because it was hot as Hades up there and hoping that all the girls did well. It was a combined USA Level 3 & 4 meet so I was trying to watch everything and everyone because I know so many of the girls and want them all to do well.
As I don’t have the right lens on my camera to take good pictures during a meet and I decided not to bring my Flip, I just sat and enjoyed watching. Before the meet began I did snap a couple of pictures though.
Maisie and her USA Level 3 teammates. (l to r) Maisie, Tia, Brianna, Alexis, Aspen, Taylor, Summer, Mara, Avery, Mia, Alyssa, Savannah, Miller, Brooke, Kimberly, McKenna, Laney & Caroline, 18 girls in all!
Maisie and all the girls did their best and handled themselves so well. This was great practice for when their actual competitions begin, just three weeks away!
Though I didn’t video the meet yesterday, I did capture part of her practice last week and below are those videos.
A-Maisie-ing Maisie, Rock the House and good luck this year competing!!
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