Mercer Island students compete at state gymnastics meet

Several members of the Mercer Island gymnastics team traveled to the Tacoma Dome last Friday for the 3A state gymnastics meet.

In the all-around competition on Friday Mercer Island’s Kristen Trumble finished 20th overall, with a 33.525 score. Southeridge’s Kiya Bjorge won the individual title with a 38.275 score. Kari Johnson also competed in the all-around, finishing in 33rd with a 32.175.

During the individual events, the top 15 gymnasts during Friday’s meet moved on to the finals on Saturday.

In the bars competition, Trumble was 23rd, while Johnson tied for 76th place. During the beam competition Johnson finished tied for 23rd, with Trumble tying for 19th. Trumble also finished in a tie after the floor competition, in 17th place, with Johnson finishing tied for 58th and Cheyanne Lewis in 63rd.

On the vault, the final event of the day, Johnson finished in 25th place,  Emily Lightfoot tied for 42nd and Trumble finished tied for 82nd place.


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