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The Federal Way gymnastics team got to the magical 170-point mark Wednesday night for the second time this season and remain undefeated with a sweep of the Rogers Rams, Tahoma Bears and Kent-Meridian Royals inside the Federal Way High School gym.

The Eagles now sit 11-0 in the South Puget Sound League and in a dead heat with the Sumner Spartans. The two teams will be a part of a meet Wednesday at Sumner High School. It will be their first meeting of the season. The teams were supposed to compete Jan. 7, but the meet was cancelled because of snow.

On Wednesday night, the Eagles had four of the top-six finishers in the all-around competition to score a total of 172.450 points. Rogers finished second with 169.50 points, Tahoma was third with 154.10 and Kent-Meridian was fourth with 118.40 points.

Federal Way’s Leslie McKinnon and Lauren Webb finished with the exact same 36.350 points in the all around to finish in second behind Rogers’ Lyndsay Skoda. Skoda blew away the competition with 37.450 points and won all four individual events. Mykel Stivers and Brianne Hall finished fifth and sixth for the Eagles.

McKinnon finished second in the balance beam with a 9.000, was third in the floor exercise (9.5), second in the vault (9.2) and fourth in the uneven parallel bars (8.7). Webb was third in the vault (9.150) and the bars (9.00) and fourth in the beam (8.8) and floor exercise (9.4).


The Gators gymnastics team swept away the Puyallup Vikings and Kentlake Falcons Wednesday night. Decatur scored 147.1 points, compared to Puyallup’s 144.65 and Kentlake’s 97.45.

Chantael Duke finished up second in the all-around competition with 31.3 points and Lindsey Warren was third with 29.9 points. A Puyallup girl won with 33.0 points. Warren won the only individual event for the Gators with a 8.15 on the balance beam.

Duke was second in the vault (8.1), the uneven parallel bars (7.4) and third in the floor exercise (8.0). Decatur’s Carly Jones finished third in the balance beam with a score of 7.85 and Marva Tate was second in the floor exercise with an 8.25.


The Raiders finished behind Kentwood during their Wednesday four-way meet, but beat Auburn Riverside and Auburn. Jefferson tallied 159.4 points, while Kentwood scored 170.75, Auburn Riverside scored 159.3 and Auburn had 159.

Despite the second-place team finish, the Raiders didn’t have any girls in the top-three places in any events during the competition.


The Titans’ 142.45 points wasn’t enough to beat Sumner, Kentridge or Emerald Ridge Wednesday night. Sumner won the four-way meet with 172.1 points to remain unbeaten. Kentridge tallied 151.2 and Emerald Ridge had 146.6 points.

No Titan gymnast finished in the top-three in the four events or the all around.

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