Coventry High School gymnast Kelsi Levesque is a 'team of one'
By Melanie Savage
Coventry - posted Tue., Feb. 1, 2011
Coventry High School sophomore Kelsi Levesque is known as a team of one in the world of high school gymnastics. Since Coventry doesn’t have enough gymnasts to comprise an official team (six), Levesque practices, trains, and competes with the RHAM High School team under Coach Kathy Jordan. This means she must be dedicated enough to get herself from Coventry to Hebron on a regular basis for practices. Her scores don’t count toward the RHAM team scores, which is bad news for RHAM. “Kelsi had the highest all-around score here tonight,” said Jordan, after a meet against West Hartford’s Conard on Jan. 29. “Every meet, she’s consistently one of the top three.” The RHAM/Conard meet was very close, with some tough luck on the beam making the difference. The final score was 129.45 RHAM, 132.85 Conard.
Levesque put in a respectable performance as a freshman at the 2010 Gymnastics Open last March, putting in her best performance on the vault, where she tied for ninth place, and placing 30th out of 71 competitors overall. She’s hoping to make a return trip to the state competition this year and improve her performance. Levesque is also an honors student at Coventry High School.