GYMNASTICS: Jefferson snares sub-district championship

The Thomas Jefferson Raiders gymnastics team just keeps getting better. The Raiders won the three-league subdistrict meet Saturday at Mount Rainier High School.

The Raiders outdistanced Beamer to win the meet that also included teams from the rest of the South Puget Sound League, Narrows and Olympic. Jefferson finished with 173.675 points, followed by the Titans with 172.4 points. Six teams earned berths into next weekend's West Central District Meet, also at Mount Rainier.

The score by Jefferson was an all-time high score for the program coached by Debbie Hunter and avenges a loss to Beamer during the final SPSL regular season meet of the year last week.

But it was Beamer's Sam West who had the best individual meet. West won the all-around title with a score of 36.925, edging Jefferson's Madi Kellar (36.9).

West also won the floor exercise with an impressive 9.5 and Kellar took home first place on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.4.

The Raiders also got solid performances from Shelby and Monica Church at the SPSL sub-district meet. Shelby Church finished up in fifth place in the all-around competition with a score of 35.75 and Monica Church was eighth overall with 35.05 points. Shelby Church finished in a tie for third on the balance beam with a 9.2.

The West Central District 4A meet gets under way at 4:10 p.m. Friday at Mount Rainier High School.

SPSL 3A/2A Championships

The Decatur Gators and Anna Paradee had a solid SPSL 3A/2A championships Saturday at Mount Rainier High School. The Gators finished up third with 157.125 points and Paradee won the vault with a 9.6.

Paradee also finished in a tie for fourth in the all-around with 33.275. Decatur teammate Allison Sherwin finished ninth in the all-around with 31.925 points.

Auburn Mountainview and Enumclaw will move on to the West Central District meet, which begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Auburn Mountainview High School.

SPSL 4A/Narrows/Olympic subdistricts

At Mount Rainier H.S.

Team scores (top 6 to district) — 1, Jefferson 173.675; 2, Beamer 172.4; 3, Emerald Ridge 169.45; 4, Olympia 167.8; 5, Kentlake 160.05; 6, Puyallup 158.675; 7, Mount Rainier 158.45; 8, Rogers 156.975; 9, Auburn 155.5; 10, Auburn Riverside, 151.25; 11, Kentwood 151.225; 12, Kentridge 150.625; 13, Federal Way 150.425; 14, Kent-Meridian 141.775; 15, Tahoma 135.5.

All-around — 1, Sam West, Beamer, 36.925; 2, Madi Kellar, Jefferson, 36.9; 3, Elizabeth Clemens, Emerald Ridge, 36.8; 4, Cassie Peterson, Beamer, 35.8; 5, Shelby Church, Jefferson, 35.75; 6, Jordan Johnson, Kentwood, 35.225; 7, Mackenzie Andrews, Olympia, 35.175; 8, Monica Church, Jefferson, 35.05; 9, Katie Steckler, Kentlake, 35.025; 10, CaroLyne Schmidt, Emerald Ridge, 34.95.

Vault — 1, CaroLyne Schmidt, Emerald Ridge, 9.3; 2, Sam West, Beamer, 9.2; 3, Katie Steckler, Kentlake, 9.1. Bars — 1, Madi Kellar, Jefferson, 9.4; 2, Elizabeth Clemens, Emerald Ridge, 9.025; 3, Sam West, Beamer, 8.95. Beam — 1, Elizabeth Clemens, Emerald Ridge, 9.55; 2, CaroLyne Schmidt, Emerald Ridge, 9.3; 3 (tie), Sam West, Beamer, and Shelby Church, Jefferson, 9.2. Floor — 1, Sam West, Beamer, 9.575; 2, Elizabeth Clemens, Emerald Ridge, 9.475; 3 (tie), Madi Kellar, Jefferson, and Andrea Clarke, Olympia, 9.4.

SPSL 3A/2A championships

At Mount Rainier H.S.

Team scores (top 2 to district) — 1, Auburn Mountainview 166.6; 2, Enumclaw 166.35; 3, Decatur 157.125; 4, Sumner 144.55; 5, Bonney Lake 141.35; 6, White River 57.025.

All-around — 1 (tie), Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, and Natalie Hostetter, Auburn Mountainview, 35.775; 3, Molly Maththeis, Enumclaw, 33.475; 4 (tie), Anna Paradee, Decatur, and Sarah Lurry, Enumclaw, 33.275; 6, Cassie Hunt, Auburn Mountainview, 33.1; 7, Sara Fikadal, Auburn Mountainview, 32.525; 8, Hannah Houck, Auburn Mountainview, 32.275; 9, Allison Sherwin, Decatur, 31.925; 10, Kelsey Wells-Henderson, Bonney Lake, 31.55.

Vault — 1, Anna Paradee, Decatur, 9.6; 2, Sarah Lurry, Enumclaw, 9.45; 3, Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.3. Bars — 1, Natalie Hostetter, Auburn Mountainview, 8.45; 2, Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 8.15; Cassie Hunt, Auburn Mountainview, 7.25. Beam — 1, Kelsey Messer, Enumclaw, 9.15; 2, Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 8.875; 3, Natalie Hostetter, Auburn Mountainview, 8.825. Floor — 1, Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.45; 2, Sarah Lurry, Enumclaw, 9.375; 3 (tie), Natalie Hostetter, Auburn Mountainview, and Kelsey Messer, Enumclaw, 9.325.

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