Gymnastics: Wolves place fourth at sub-district meet

Sequim High’s gymnastics athletes racked up 142.2 team points and placed fourth out of 10 teams at a sub-district meet at Auburn-Mountainview High School on Feb. 6.

Leading the way was Emma Sharp, who tied for placed eighth on the vault (8.000), ninth on uneven bars (6.425), ninth in the floor exercise (8.150) and 13th on the balance beam (7.800).

She placed ninth in all-around scoring with 30.375 points — third among athletes not advancing with the two qualifying teams (North Kitsap and Timberline) to districts.

Teammate Gracie Sharp placed 14th in all-around scoring. Her top event mark was a tie for seventh on the balance beam (8.025).

Sequim’s Lesea Pfeffer, a former state gymnastics meet competitor for the Wolves, placed 17th in all-around scoring (28.150 points) and Sequim teammate Kori Miller was 18th (28.050). Pfeffer’s best sub-district events were the floor exercise (14th, 7.750) and balance beam (15th, 7.625), while Miller’s was the uneven bars (11th, 6.350).

Sequim’s Danica Pierson was 21st in all-around scoring (26.600) and Ellie Turner was 25th (23.750).

Emma and Gracie Sharp, Miller, Pfeffer and Pierson each advance to the West Central District 2A/3A meet set for Saturday, Feb. 15, at Kentlake High School in Kent.

Emma Sharp will vie for a top score in all-around competition (she also qualified in all four individual events), while Gracie Sharp will compete in balance beam, uneven bars and vault. Miller will compete in balance beam, uneven bars and vault, Pfeffer in balance beam and floor exercise, and Pierson in uneven bars.

At districts, the top three teams along with the top eight individuals in each event and top four all-around gymnasts move on to the state 1A/2A/3A finals set for Feb. 20-22 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue.

Aiesha Latourette was Port Angeles’ top overall competitor at the sub-district meet, placing 15th overall (28.400 points). She’ll compete at districts in the vault (she placed third at sub-districts), balance beam and floor exercise, while PA teammate Maize Tucker will compete at districts in vault.

During the regular season, Sequim athletes compete with Port Angeles and Crescent gymnasts but represent their own schools during the postseason.

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