Enumclaw wins district crown | Gymnastics

Emily Berte on the bars for Enumclaw at the district meet Saturday.

The Enumclaw gymnastic team won the West Central District crown sweeping the top three all-around spots.

The team won the district title at Mount Rainier High Saturday with a score of 172.375.

The Hornets took the subdistrict league title Feb. 8 and followed that up with the district championship Saturday.  The team’s sights are now set on its third consecutive state crown. The state meet begins Friday at the Tacoma Dome.

Victoria Hernandez edged out teammate Olivia Bannerot for the top all-around score with 36.725. Bannerot was second with 36.175.

Hernandez took first in bars with 9.0, second on the beam with 9.1, second on the vault with 9.4 and fifth on the floor with 9.255.

Bannerot took first place in three events – the vault with 9.4, beam with 9.175 and floor with 9.475. She placed fourth on the bars with 8.0 when she slipped off the lower bar at the beginning of her routine. Her routine was still strong enough to earn her fourth place.

Emily Berte took third in all around with 34.8. She took third in the bars with 8.075, third on the floor with 9.350, fourth on the beam with 8.875 and seventh on the vault with 8.5.