Vikes qualify for districts as a team | Gymnastics

DES MOINES — The Vikings are one of two teams competing as a whole in the district meet Feb. 15.

The Vikings finished first during the sub-district meet, Feb. 6 at Mount Rainier High School.

The Vikings’ bested the other four teams in sub-districts in all events, except for beam. The Port Angeles Roughriders took first in beam with a score of 37.325 to the Vikings 36.750. The Vikes highest score was on floor (42.950).

The Vikes finished with a total score of 151.500.

North Kitsap’s Chloe Seferos took first during sub-districts. Seferos finished with an all-around score of 34.475. She placed first on vault, first on bars, second on beam, and first on floor.

NK’s Jessica Dimof took fourth, Mara Ong (fifth), Carah Brown (seventh), Grace DeMeurisse (16th), Isabella Anselm (21st), Alison Pariera (24th), and Brienne Palmer (26th). Not all gymnasts competed in every event.

The Riders will head to the district meet as a team as well. The Riders finished with a score of 147.775.

Kingston will send Kaelin Williams (all events), Taylor Seaman (all events), Janina Janisch (vault, beam, floor), and Mistaya Benefield (all events). Williams finished the best out of the Buccaneers athletes. She took 12th, finishing 26.750 overall.

The Bucs finished fourth as a team, with a score of 79.225.

A total of five teams competed in the sub-district meet.

The district meet will be at Mount Rainer High School. Teams and individuals competing at districts will vye for a spot in the 2014 2A State Gymnastics Championships in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, Feb. 21-22


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