Her first comp in Invercargill was a bust when she just had to stop a bit over halfway in to what was looking to be a good clean routine, thanks to an upset tummy and her then undiagnosed asthma.
Second chance was ZM Series 3 a month ago where she did a complete, good clean routine but missed the qualifying mark by 0.8.
The girls' AER coaches are based in Alexandra in the South Island, so it's been a case of intense training when Sally and Glenn were ever in Auckland backed up by practice at home. Tink has faithfully done at least one routine a weekday since late April, with the odd Saturday practice supervised by Jess.
So out onto the comp floor she went today, bolstered by some warm up routines under the watchful eye of Glenn, who happened to be in Auckland this weekend and who managed to make time in his busy schedule to be there for his "Auckland girls".
One complete, good, clean routine later we got: 13.3 and a ticket to Dunedin for Nationals.
WAY TO GO TINKERBELLE!!!