Samantha Markland earns regional crown

Samantha Markland from Trumbull competed at the USA Gymnastics Level 8 Regional Championship competition at Woburn High School in Woburn (Mass.) on April 26.

Markland competed in the 13-year-old age group, where she hit a fine bar routine to earn a 9.55 and became the regional bar champion.

She had a great overall competition, finishing eighth in the all around with a 36.325, to help lead the CT Intermediate team to a third-place finish. Region 6 consists of teams in every New England state plus New York.