* Pictured (left to right): Ellie Petroiu, Olivia Cartwright, Paige Moroney, Charlotte Cassidy and Sienna Goodwin.
ELLIE PETROIU recorded a brilliant score of 66.000 at the Miss Alpha Competition in Ipswich.
The eight-year-old South Essex gymnast averaged about 13 on each of her five sections at the event at Pipers Vale GC between March 6-8.
It meant that Ellie won the Compulsory Level 4 category, and her team-mate Paige Moroney was second with 63.900.
Coach Karen Grieves said: “This really was an amazing score from Ellie, so well done to her.
“All our girls performed really well as usual and it was a useful warm-up for when they do their grades.”