Eagles fly to All-City team title

The Federal Way gymnastics team is peaking at the right time — just before the district meet.

The Eagles won Wednesday’s All-City gymnastics meet at Decatur and set their second school record in as many meets.

“I’m so excited,” said Federal Way’s Kellie Horrocks. “Every meet we come together as a team a little bit more.”

Federal Way scored a 177.45, Decatur scored a season-best 175.9 and Jefferson scored a 169.3.

“It was a fun meet,” said Federal Way coach Bev McIrvin. “We’re feeling good. Heading into districts we’re confident, but not over confident. We know we have to do our very best.”

Federal Way sophomore Lauren Webb won the all-around competition with a 37.85. Decatur’s Kelly Miller was a close second in the all-around with a 37.5.

“I felt really good,” Webb said. “I’m proud of all the team’s performance. They looked confident. Everyone seems to be showing a steady improvement.”

Webb won the vault with a 9.6 and the floor exercise with a 9.45. She was also second on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.2 and second on the balance beam with a 9.6.

Miller won the beam by posting a 9.7, was second on the vault with a 9.4 and was third on the bars with a 9.2.

“Everyone did a really good job,” Miller said. “I’m proud of the team. Federal Way was awesome. The crowd helped get us going. Hopefully we’ll make state — we’re definitely capable.”

Jefferson senior Alyssa Fox finished third in the all-around by scoring 36.1. She took first place on the bars with a 9.3 and was second in the floor exercise with a 9.4.

“We’re excited for districts,” Fox said. “I’m well prepared and I’m more confident than last year.”

All three teams will head to the District meet Feb. 9 at Auburn.

“I don’t really know what to expect,” Webb said. “I’m a little anxious. I’m hoping we make it to state as a team. That’s what I want the most.”

Members of the Jefferson gymnastics team were disappointed in Wednesday’s performance and are looking to improve at the district meet.

“As a team, we lost focus,” Fox said. “You’re either there or you’re not. We can do a lot better than this.”

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