Jan 9, 2010 - Ella's first GymDogs meet

The new pre-meet tradition - the GymDog walk is led by tiny-by-gymnast-standards Hillary Mauro.

Then the rest of the team runs by...

Ella was so good for the entire match,

including the pre-meet festivities.

The GymDogs ran out past former team members...

then last years' squad, who won UGA's 5th National Title in a row, get recognized in style.

In a strange twise of fate, former coach and living legend Suzanne Yoculan sat in front of us to watch the first event.

Ella seemed to enjoy it.

She especially liked the vault, which is right in front of us - even closer than last year.

Ella really was good. I hope she is for the rest of the meets.