Vikings win Olympic-Narrows meet, qualify for Districts as a team | Gymnastics

DES MOINES — The North Kitsap Vikings' gymnastics team finished the Olympic-Narrows meet well above the competition.

The Vikings finished with a team score of 156.350. The Port Angeles Roughriders finished second with 150.150.

Both Vikings and Roughriders advance to the West Central District III meet Feb. 9 at Mount Rainier High School as teams.

Though they won't be going as a team, the Kingston Buccaneers will send seven individual gymnasts to the District meet. Kingston freshman Lizzy Garcia and senior Megan Keller were two of three who qualified in all-around for Districts. The team beat its own school record as well.

Also advancing from Kingston are: freshman Sage Hanson, bars; junior Megan Kelly, vault, beam, bars, floor; sophomore Jordan Meeker, bars; senior Kirsten Nessly, floor; sophomore Kailin Williams, vault.

The District Meet, which begins at 3 p.m. Feb. 9, is the State qualifier. Two teams, 12 individuals and four all-arounds from Districts advance to State.

The State Meet begins 9 a.m., Feb. 15 in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Olympic-Narrows meet Jan. 31 (qualifier for WCD III meet)

Final: North Kitsap, 156.35; Port Angeles, 150.15; Timberline, 142.875; Kingston, 142.05; North Thurston, 33.1.

Team qualifiers to WCD III: North Kitsap, Port Angeles

Individual qualifiers —

All-around: 1. Kourtney Belarde, Timber, 33.475; 2. Megan Keller, KHS, 31.750; 3. Lizzy Garcia, KHS, 30.500.

Vault: 1. Stephanie Hetzler, NT, 8.150; 2. Megan Kelly, KHS, 8.1; 3. Alissa Hipner, Timber, 8.050; 4. Christa Jefferson, Timber, 7.950; 5. Amanda Joubert, Timber, 7.750; 6. Alyssa Kooser, Timber, 7.650; 7. Kaelin Williams, KHS, 7.550.

Uneven Bars: 1. Megan Kelly, KHS, 6.550; 2. Sage Hanson, KHS, 6.250; 3. Amanda Joubert, Timber, 5.7; 4. Alyssa Kooser, Timber, 5.550; 5. Stephanie Hetzler, NT, 5.5; 6. Haley Adams, NT, 5.1; 7. Jordan Meeker, KHS, 4.750.

Balance Beam: 1. Alyssa Kooser, Timber, 7.175; 2. Stephanie Hetzler, NT, 7.150; 3. Amanda Joubert, Timber, 7.125; 4. Jenna Lythgoe, Timber, 7.075; 5. Alissa Hipner, Timber, 6.875; 6. Christa Jefferson, Timber, 6.775; 7. Megan Kelly, KHS, 6.3.

Floor Exercise: 1. Christa Jefferson, Timber, 8.6; 2. Megan Kelly, KHS, 7.850; 3. Jenna Lythgoe, Timber, 7.4; 4. Stephanie Hetzler, NT, 7.2; 5. Alyssa Kooser, Timber, 7.1; 6. Amanda Joubert, Timber, 6.9; 7. Kirsten Nessly, KHS, 6.550.



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