Mattix leads Klahhane gymnasts at state meet

Klahhane Level 3 and 4 gymnasts competed in the USAG Washington State Compulsory Championships in Tacoma April 25-27, with Morgan Mattix capturing the state title in the Junior A age group of the Bronze section of Level 3 competition.

Competing in the first session on Friday, the Crescent School third-grader moved steadily through the meet scoring a season high 36.325 in all-around scoring.

"When she finished on vault with a 9.475 score we were pretty sure that she had the title," Janet Urfer of Klahhane Gymnastics said.

In the same age group, Sequim's Lainy Vig scored 9.075 on the vault and finished in 16th with a 33.275 all-around score.

Competing in the Level 3 Silver flight on Friday evening, Susannah Sharp completed a solid meet finishing with a 35.35 score in the Child B age group, good for 14th place.

Kori Miller of Sequim competed Saturday morning in the Child C age group and equaled Mattix score of 36.325 all-around points. The Sequim third-grader was seeded into the gold flight based on her preliminary score at the sectional meet.

"Kori also had a great meet," Urfer said, as Miller finished 13th in what Urfer called a "very competitive field."

The Klahhane Level 3 team finished the season with a season high score of 108.275 points, good for 14th in the field of 23 small teams with eight or fewer competitors.

Competing on Saturday, the Level 4 team in a field of 300 girls was led by Zoe Smithson's 35.125, good for 13th place in the Youth C age group. Competing in the same age group, Anne Edwards (34.85 points) and Gracie Sharp (34.475) were 14th and 16th respectively. Emma Sharp finished 14th (34.05) in the Junior C age group.

The three-day event had more thanMattix leads Klahhane gymnasts at state meet 800 participants in Levels 3-5.


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