Eagles gymnasts beaming after win

In the first meet of the season, Federal Way sophomore Lauren Webb started off her high school gymnastics career on the right foot.

Webb won three out of four events to win the all-around competition and lead the Eagles to a win over Rogers and Auburn Friday.

“I expected her to do well, and she did every bit as well as I thought she would, if not better,” said Federal Way coach Bev McIrivin. “She has quite a bit of experience coming into the high school program already. She trains hard and for many hours. So consequently, she does well. We expect to see great things out of her throughout the year.”

Webb scored 36.45 points. She won the beam with a 9.7, the floor with a 9.25 and the bars with an 8.7. She finished second on the vault with an 8.8

Federal Way juniors Robin Luedke and Brianne Hall tied for second on the beam. Both scored a 9.5 to help Federal Way sweep four out of the top five places in the event. Kellie Horrocks scored a 9.2 on the beam for fifth place.

“That was our highlight of the meet,” McIrvin said. “We did great things on the beam.”

Hall finished fourth in the all around with a 32.65 and Luedke was sixth with a 32.25.

As a team, Federal Way scored 164.10 points, Rogers had 163.90 and Auburn scored 155.30 Friday at Auburn.

“We hope to be up there with the few top teams in the league,” McIrvin said. “I know it’s a really hard league. We looked good, but there are other teams out there who look equally good, if not better. Our goal is to take the team to state, and we’ll work hard along the way.”

Federal Way’s next meet is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Auburn Riverside, Sumner and Kentwood, who is the defending state champion.

“Wednesday won’t be easy,” McIrvin said. “After the first meet, it’s back to the drawing board,” McIrvin said. “A lot of the other sports get preseason meets, but our first one counts. It’s kind of like jumping into cold water.”


Last Wednesday, Alyssa Fox won the all around as Jefferson finished second in its league opener.

Sumner won with 167 points, Jefferson scored 166.5, Kent-Meridian had 144.8, Emerald Ridge had 143.7 Wednesday at Kent Meridian.

Fox won the bars with a 9.1 and the beam with an 8.7. Jefferson senior Danielle Freeman tied with Sumner’s Leslee Weidenbach for a win on the vault with an 8.9.

Decatur beat Tahoma but lost to Kentridge and Kentwood last week.

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