Two Mercer Island girls recently took part in the USA Junior Olympics Washington State gymnastics competition in late April.
Islanders Sophia McGuffin and Emerey Sampson competed in the event. McGuffin, a fifth grader at Lakeridge Elementary, is a level 6 gymnast and won the bronze medal in the all-around competition with a final score of 36.95. Sampson, a fifth grader at West Mercer, is a level 5 gymnast who also won bronze in the all-around with a score of 36.325.
Both girls compete and train at Emerald City Gymnastics in Redmond.