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Auburn Riverside, Auburn Mountainview gymnasts soar to district meets
The Auburn Riverside and Auburn Mountainview gymnastics teams compete in Saturday's West Central District III meet at Mount Rainier High School.
The Ravens qualified with a fifth-place, 162.700-point finish in last weekend's South Puget Sound League 4A sub-district meet at Mount Rainier High School.
Mount Rainier was first with 173.575 points, with Thomas Jefferson snaring second with 172.375 points. Emerald Ridge and Todd Beamer were third and fourth with 171.700 and 169.350 points, respectively.
Senior Latia Coburn led Auburn Riverside with her 13th-place, all-around finish with 34.450 points. Coburn was fourth in the bars with an 8.550 performance and ninth on the floor with a 9.425 score.
Teammate Madison Miller was 20th all-around with 33.575 points.
Kylie Urban and Danielle Robinson finished 37th and 38th, with scores of 31.400 and 31.325, respectively. The Ravens' Sarah Murgittroyd was 40th with a 31.200 score, and Libby Sakai and Casey Kaku also contributed on individual events.
Mount Rainier's Baylee Hamilton was the all-around champion with 37.375 points.
Auburn Mountainview punched its ticket to district with a second-place 160.525 finish in the 3A meet. Rival Enumclaw was first (172.725).
Lions senior Sara Fiksdal was fifth in the all-around with a 33.750 score. Fiksdal was second on the beam with an 8.875 and fourth on the vault with an 8.575. She was fifth on the bars with a 7.250.
Hannah Houck was seventh in the all-around with a 33.100, and teammate Cassie Hunt was 10th place with 32.575 points.
Katie Hayward and Kelly Watrous finished 17th and 18th for Auburn Mountainview, with 30.150 and 29.875 points, respectively.
Lauren Brudvik, Delaney Ralph and Emily Morgan also contributed in individual events.
Enumclaw's Olivia Bannerot won the all-around competition with 36.900 points.
Also qualifying for the 4A district meet were Auburn gymnasts Bailie Davis – ninth on floor with an 8.875 – and Michaela Zerr – sixth on beam with an 8.500.
The 3A district competition begins at 9:30 a.m. with the top-two teams moving on to state. Individually, the top-12 finishers in each event and the top-four all-around finishers will move on to the state.
The 4A competition starts at 4:10 p.m. One team, the top-seven individuals in each event and the top-two all-around gymnasts will move on to the state meet.
The state championships are Feb. 17-18 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Center.