WR’s McGinnes again takes all-around title

She won both the uneven bars and balance beam, came second in the floor exercise and finished fifth in the vault.

Emelia Oliver works the bars during last week’s meet at Decatur High. Photo by Kayse Angel

Emelia Oliver works the bars during last week’s meet at Decatur High. Photo by Kayse Angel

White River High’s Erin McGinnes took all-around honors Jan. 23 during a five-team gymnastics meet.

Competing at Decatur High, McGinnes totaled 35.65 points to outdistance the rest of the field. White River teammate Chylye Schillen was third with an all-around total of 33.55.

In team scoring, the Tahoma Bears topped the list, followed by the host Gators. White River sat third, Hazen was fourth and Enumclaw High placed fifth.

Leading to her all-around victory, McGinnes won both the uneven bars and balance beam, was second in the floor exercise and finished fifth in the vault. Schillen had the night’s best score in the floor exercise, was second in the vault, placed third on the beam and was sixth on bars.

White River’s Emelia Oliver was third in the floor exercise, helping her team to a one-two-three sweep in the event, and tied for fifth on the beam.

Enumclaw’s top placings were turned in by Keeley Schroeder in the floor exercise and on the bars, Piper Gunderson in the vault and Katie Hardman on the balance beam.

The combined Enumclaw-White River team will finish the regular season tonight (Wednesday), competing against Auburn Riverside and the host Auburn Mountainview Lions. Postseason gymnastics begins Feb. 9, leading up to the Feb. 21-23 state meet. The season finale has been moved from the Tacoma Dome and will be staged at Sammamish High School.

White River’s Annelyse Anderson performs on the beam during the Decatur High meet. Photo by Kayse Angel

White River’s Annelyse Anderson performs on the beam during the Decatur High meet. Photo by Kayse Angel

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