Heckroth captures second

Eight gymnasts from the Sumner School District – five Spartans and three Panthers – will compete this week in the Class 3A state meet in the Tacoma Dome.

Eight gymnasts from the Sumner School District – five Spartans and three Panthers – will compete this week in the Class 3A state meet in the Tacoma Dome.

Action gets under way at 1:15 p.m. Friday for the 3A contestants and the top 10 in each event will earn a return trip for Saturday’s finals.

The Bonney Lake and Sumner High athletes earned their state berths Saturday during district qualifying at Auburn Mountainview High School.

The top local competitors were Sumner High’s Rachel Heckroth and Bonney Lake’s Kelsi Potterf, each landing one of the district’s five all-around berths. Heckroth was second in the all-around with scores of 9.175 in the vault, 8.55 in the bars, 9.125 on the beam and 9.2 in the floor exercise. Potterf registered an 8.4 in the vault, 6.55 in the bars, 8.2 on the beam and 9.225 in the floor exercise.

A pair of Sumner gymnasts, Aja Ruswick and Lisbet Fernandez, qualified in all four events, while Hayley Markstrom earned a state trip in the vault and bars and Rachel O’Donnell made it in the bars.

Aside from Potterf, Bonney Lake will be represented at state by Sarah Skinner and Courtney Fisher. Skinner qualified in both the vault and bars, while Fisher made it on the beam.

Sumner High barely missed qualifying as a team, placing fourth in a field where only the top three earned team berths. Auburn Mountainview took the district title, followed by North Kitsap and Mount Rainier. The Rams grabbed the No. 3 spot with 151 team points, edging out the Spartans, who tallied 150.725.

Reach Kevin Hanson at khanson@courierherald.com or 360-802-8205.

More in Sports

Townsend drafted by Toronto, now pitching professionally

The former Bonney Lake Panther was drafted after one season at Oral Roberts University, where he managed an impressive average of 11.64 strikeouts per nine innings.

Gretler brothers: One to the Bears, one to the Beavers

The former Panthers are ready to hit the next level of baseball.

EHS harriers pitching in with community service

The Hornet Team recently helped with the Miner’s Day 5K run in Black Diamond, and will be moving on to other projects later this summer.

Bonney Lake rower earns national student-athlete honor

Former Panther Ashley Yandt is a key athlete for the WWU Viking rowing team.

Clinkingbeard cinches fifth year as All-Around Logger

Check out who else was a cut above the rest during the 2018 Log Show

All-state squads include Panthers, Hornets

White River’s Megan Vandegrift and Bonney Lake’s Brooke Nelson were among the top players this year.

Wyatt Hodder same in third in one of this year’s tree climbing competitions. Photo by Ashley Britschgi
Junior Show attracts 142 competitors, here are the winners

Make sure you don’t miss the big event next weekend.

Area prep athletes receive all-league honors

Check out which local athletes were honored this spring season

Three Hornets sign with colleges

Cameron Bogard, Tyler Miller and Mikyla Olsen are ready to play at a new level.

Hornet water polo takes seventh in state

In their final tournament match, Enumclaw beat Bainbridge 7-2.

White River’s Zaugg competes in state tennis

The Hornet player was ousted in the third round.

Enumclaw places fourth at judo championships

Tatiana Molinero-Ceras and Esperanza Aparicio-Gamez took first place medals.