STATE GYMNASTICS: Decatur vying for 1A/2A/3A championship

1A/2A/3A West Central District Championships (Saturday)

Team scores (top 3 to state)—1. Enumclaw 172.375; 2. Decatur 160.05; 3. North Kitsap 153.425; 4. Port Angeles 150.95; 5. Hazen 141.3

Vault—1. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.525; 2. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 9.4; 3. Anna Paradee, Decatur, 9.35.

Bars—1. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 9.0; 2. Kiley McCain, Sumner, 8.4; 3. Emily Berte, Enumclaw, 8.075.

Beam—1. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.175; 2. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 9.1; 3. Anna Paradee, Decatur, 8.3

Floor—1. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.475; 2. Hailey Taylor, Bonney Lake, 9.4; 3. Emily Berte, Enumclaw, 9.35.

All-Around—1. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 36.725; 2. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 36.175; 3. Emily Berte, Enumclaw, 34.8.

State Gymnastics

Where: Exhibition Hall of the Tacoma Dome

Schedule: Friday – 3A team and all-around are from 1:30 to 4:25 p.m. 4A team and all-around are from 6:20 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday – All individual event finalists compete from 11:20 a.m. until 3 p.m.

2013 team champions: 4A – Woodinville. 3A/2A/1A – Enumclaw.

Notable: Aside from the entire Decatur team competing inside the Tacoma Dome, several gymnasts from Federal Way and Jefferson will be vying for individual event titles at the state meet.

Federal Way's Tia Thomas seems the most likely to walk away with a medal. Thomas finished second on the floor exercise at the ultra-competitive SPSL/Greater Spokane League Regional Meet last weekend with a 9.55.

Also competing at state will be Jefferson's Tigger Huisinga, Makala Risch and Kelsey Barrett, Federal Way's Polly Tieu and Madeleine Grace

Tickets: Daily passes are $15 for adults, and $11 for students and senior citizens. Weekend passes are $23 for adults, and $17 for students and senior citizens.

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