BY TERRY WOOD
Special to The Seattle Times
After snow and ice postponed their meet last Saturday, 3A/2A gymnastics teams in southwest Washington finally competed in the District 4 state-qualifying meet Tuesday night in Vancouver. Columbia River, the perennial power in that corner of the state, topped a seven-school field with a score of 158.875.
The 4A meet for District 4 schools, also delayed due to weather, will take place Wednesday night in Vancouver.
Columbia River’s win clinches a team berth for the school in the upcoming 3A/2A state meet Feb. 21-22 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. That’s where two-time champion Enumclaw will attempt win a third straight 3A/2A title.
Seven other 3A/2A openings are up for grabs at three district or regional meets scheduled for Saturday.
Top team scores (posted in postseason meets by state-eligible 3A/2A teams heading into this weekend’s competition):
1, Kamiakin 172.875; 2, Mount Spokane 171.95; 3, Enumclaw 171.075; 4, Mount Si 162.0; 5, Holy Names 161.45; 6, Decatur 158.95; 7, Columbia River 158.875; 8, Lake Washington 157.6; 9, University 157.175; 10, North Kitsap 151.5; 11, Bainbridge 149.12; 12, Port Angeles 147.775; 13, Southridge 146.325; 14, Shorewood 141.975; 15, Hazen 140.65; 16, Lindbergh 134.225.
Both Enumclaw and Kamiakin, which finished first and second in last year’s state 3A/2A state meet, posted scores of 175-plus during the regular season.
Top all-around scores (posted in first week of postseason meets by 3A/2A competitors, minimum of 35.0):
1, Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 37.85; 2, Kiya Bjorge, Southridge, 37.2; 3, Alexis Lawrence, Kamiakin, 37.05; 4; 5, Nykaela Dodson, Sammamish, 36.6; 6, Keira Lathrop, Capital, 36.175; 7, Reigan Kamtmann, Mount Spokane, 36.15; 8, Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 36.125; 9, Jade Anderson, Mount Spokane 35.5; 10, Anna Paradee, Decatur, 35.375; 11, Jenn Rogers, Mount Si, 35.35; 12, Emily Berte, Enumclaw, 35.275; 13, Amara Poquette, Mount Spokane 35.1.
Here is the gymnastics schedule for this weekend:
District meets at Mount Si
Involves 4A teams from KingCo and Greater St. Helens League, 3A/2A teams from KingCo, Metro League and Northwest District 1:
• 3A individual qualifiers: 10:45 a.m.
• 3A teams: 1 p.m. (top three teams advance to state)
• 4A individual qualifiers: 3:15 p.m.
• 4A teams: 5:15 p.m. (top two teams advance to state)
District meets at Mount Rainier
• 4A (SPSL and Greater Spokane League schools): 9:40 a.m. (top two teams advance to state)
• 3A/2A (SPSL, Olympic and Seamount League schools): 4:20 p.m. (top three teams advance to state)
Regional meet at University (Spokane)
Involves 3A/2A teams from the Greater Spokane League (District 8) and Mid-Columbia schools (District 5), noon (top team advances to state).
Note: Eight total 3A/2A teams and four 4A team advance to state because 51 3A/2A schools sponsor gymnastics as a varsity sport compared to 36 4A schools.