EHS GYMNASTICS: Top-ranked Hornets chalk up victory over Raiders

The top-ranked Enumclaw High gymnastics program aced its toughest test of the season, topping a four-team field Dec. 14 at Auburn High.

Among the opposition was the talented crew from Class 4A Thomas Jefferson High of Federal Way. When the chalk settled, Enumclaw had tallied 173.75 team points, slipping past Jefferson’s 170.95. Rogers High of Puyallup was third with 150.3 and the host Trojans trailed with 142.4.

Jefferson’s Madi Kellar won two of the four events, scoring 37.10 points to take the all-around title. Enumclaw put five girls into the top 10, however, to claim team honors.

Olivia Bannerot was second with a total of 36.50 and was followed by Madison Ward, third, 35.50; Molly Mattheis, fifth, 34.85;  Emily Berte, eighth, 33.45; and Michelle McKinlay, 10th, 32.15.

Bannerot won the vault with a score of 9.5, was third in both the bars and beam and tied for sixth in the floor exercise.

Ward topped the field in the bars, scoring 9.10, was second in the beam and floor exercise and finished 25th in the vault.

Mattheis was third in the vault, fourth on the bars, fifth in the floor exercise and seventh on the beam. Berte tied for sixth in the floor exercise, placed sixth in the vault, was ninth on the beam and 11th on the bars. McKinlay was sixth on the bars, ninth in the vault, 13th in the floor exercise and 18th on the beam.

Enumclaw’s Erica Bonthuis was 11th overall after placing ninth on the bars, 11th in the vault, 12th on the beam and 14th in the floor exercise.

The EHS crew, under the direction of coach Ben Skipworth, will spend the holiday break working on individual skills and will not return to action until January.


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