Klahhane gymnasts solid in early season meet

Klahhane Gymnastics team members tested new divisions and new skills at the Pumpkin Fest Meet hosted by Metropolitan Gymnastics on Oct. 28.

“Overall the girls had a good day,” coach Jan Urfer said. “They know what they need to work on. They have a month to work in the gym to refine their skills for the next meet in December.”

The Bronze division gymnasts are all new to the team and were competing for the first time. Abigail Odland and Emily Bair of Sequim finished 1-2 in the Junior C age group.

With an all-around score of 36.575, Odland edged out Bair’s 36.450 by 0.125 to claim the gold medal. Laquoia DePiro and Sequim’s Zayleigh McCullum competed in the Junior A age group, finishing eighth and 12th. In the Silver division’s Junior B age division, Paytynn Lindley of Sequim led the group with 36.075 all-around points. CarleyMae Rigs competing in the Junior A age group finished sixth with a score of 35.625.

Also competing in Junior B division was Harper Waterkotte, who placed seventh, and Morgan Smith who is recovering from a wrist injury and competed in three events (skipping vault). In the Junior C age group, Raeleigh Thomason finished eighth.

Lainey Depiro led the Gold Division girls taking first in all-around in the Junior B age group (36.2 points) and picked up golds on bars (9.375) and floor (9.450). Gracelyn Goss (seventh), Raynee Ciarlo (ninth) and Sequim’s Daylen Williams (ninth) also competed in the competing in Junior B group.

Klahhane had the only Platinum gymnasts in the meet. Scarlet Sullivan (35.750 points) finished just ahead of teammate Elyse Brown (35.550) for the all-around title.

Mariah Traband turned in a 35.175 all around score and the highest bar score of 8.800 points. Harper Hilliker rounded out the group. The girls were complemented for their choreography and expression by the floor judges.

Not competing in the meet were Mckinlee Thomason and Sequim’s Lorelie Sanders.