Lauren Cline of Sequim took second in the Silver Junior B age group at the Skookum Challenge in early March. Submitted photo

Lauren Cline of Sequim took second in the Silver Junior B age group at the Skookum Challenge in early March. Submitted photo

Gymnastics: Klahhane competitors rack up top spots at Skookum Challenge

Athletes from Klahhane Gymnastics competed in the inaugural Skookum Challenge, held March 7-8 at the Little Creek Events Center in Kamilche, Wa.

Klahhane’s Gold Team started strong on March 7, with MeiYing Harper-Smith taking second place in all-around scoring (37.100 points), placing first on vault and second on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.

Scarlett Sullivan was second in the Child Division, scoring 35.125 points overall; she placed second on floor and third on bars.

Kayli Sexton took second on vault in the Junior B Division (9.025 points) and third on bars (9.150).

Ava Harris also performed well, qualifying for the state meet as an individual on uneven bars.

On March 8, Klahhane returned with a second place team trophy for the Silver team and a third place trophy for the Bronze team. (First place in both divisions went to Rigert Gymnastics, who dominated the competition throughout the weekend a large contingent from Troutdale, Ore.)

In the Silver Division Junior A age group, Mariah Traband (37.350 points) and Kira Hartman went (36.675 points) 1-2 in all-around scoring. Sequim’s Lauren Cline (37.475 points) and Kenna Pittman (36.825) placed second and fourth in Junior B age group. Coralie Lewis had a personal best of 36.150 points.

In the Bronze Division Junior A age group, Sequim’s Harper Hilliker (36.675 points) and Gracelyn Goss (36.650) took second and this, respectively, in all-around scoring.

In the Juniorr B age group, Lainey DePiro took third in all-around scoring (37.050 points) while Elyse Brown finished fifth (36.675). Ashayla Hollowy had a solid beam routine (9.475 points) and Raynee Ciarlo performed a strong routine on bars (9.250).

The entire team has qualified for state meets.

The Gold Team was scheduled to compete in the state competition April 24-26 at Everett Community College while the Bronze Team and Silver Team travels to Kennewick for a state competition the following weekend, May 1-3.

Harper Hilliker placed second in the Bronze Division Junior A age group at the Skookum Challenge in early March. Submitted photo

Harper Hilliker placed second in the Bronze Division Junior A age group at the Skookum Challenge in early March. Submitted photo

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