Sumner wins 4A gymnastics meet; area schools send swimmers to state

Sumner High gymnasts rose to the top Saturday winning the 4A West Central District III meet at Auburn Mountainview. As a team the Spartan girls won scoring 166.150.

Sumner High gymnasts rose to the top Saturday winning the 4A West Central District III meet at Auburn Mountainview.

As a team the Spartan girls won scoring 166.150. The team took the vault with a score of 42.325 and the floor with 45.4. The team was second on bars with 38.325 fourth on the beam with 40.1.

The next stop for Sumner is the 4A state championship Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Friday will feature all around and team competition. Saturday will be the individual championship event. The gymnasts qualify for the individual events on Friday.


Emi Bacha took fifth all around with a score of 35.750. She was second on the vault with 9.450 and on the bars 9.125.

Kasey Larson was third on the floor with 9.35.

Also attending the state meet for Sumner are Madison Blanco, Morgan Devine, Jenna Eagle, Amy Wedvik and Abbie Parton.


Nikole Otto and Serena Chun qualified for the state championship for the Panthers

Otto took second all around with 32.6. Her top event was the vault scoring 8.275 tying Hannah McGinnes from White River. She placed second on the bars with 7.650, fourth on the floor with 8.8 and fifth on the beam with 8.025.

Chun was fifth all around with a score of 30.675. Her floor routine earned her fourth place with a score of 8.8.


White River High will send three gymnasts to the state meet Friday — Hannah McGinnes, Erin McGinnes and Annelyse Anderson.

Hannah McGinnes tied Otto from Bonney Lake for first on the vault scoring 8.275. She took third on the bars with 7.15 and will compete on the floor.

Erin McGinnes took fifth on vault with 8.05. She will also compete on the floor, bars and beam.

Anderson scored 7.5 on the beam for ninth. She will also compete on the bars, vault and on the floor.


Qualifying for the state gymnastics meet for Enumclaw were Elise Dunning, Macie Bosik and Leah Perry.

Dunning scored sixth on the vault scoring 9 and in the all-around she scored 34.025.

Bosik will compete on the floor after a score of 8.750 at districts and Leah Perry on the bars with a score of 6.675.


Enumclaw High will be sending five athletes to the state swim and dive championships. Representing EHS in swimming will be the 200-yard medley relay team of Jeff Miller, Kyle Morgan, Adam Percival and Ethan Horan. Horan has also qualified individually in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events and Ben Hauswirth earned a state berth in diving.

Bonney Lake will send Nikolas Schwendeman to compete in the 50-yard free. Jack Budinich placed 4th in the 100 back at districts and will move to state. The team placed ninth overall at districts.

For Sumner Rafael Rodriguez will compete in the dive event at state. He placed third at districts.

Erick Johns took fifth in the 100 breast in districts and will swim at the state meet.

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