Sonte Turnage from Lindenhurst, IL brought home the all-around State champion title in the Junior A group at the recent Illinois Level 8 State championships in Bourbonnais, IL.
Sonte exhibited strong performance on all 4 events. The Lindenhurst native placed first on bars and beam, second on floor, and third on vault, but when you added it all up, she took home the gold in the all-around with an impressive score of 38.800!
Sonte is most proud of her first place win on bars with a score of 9.800. She considers bars her favorite event and has wanted to win bars since she began competing in Level 5. This year she finally achieved her goal!
Sonte trains at Legacy Elite Gymnastics in Carol Stream, IL. Her final meet of the post season will take place in April at the regional championships in Bowling Green, Ohio. She will compete against Region 5 gymnasts from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.