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Mercer Island High School gymnastics concludes with 3 state competitors

Kari Johnson competes in the beam competition during the WIAA state gymnastics meet last weekend. Johnson finished 41st overall in the all-around competition. - Shawn Skager/Reporter Newspapers
Kari Johnson competes in the beam competition during the WIAA state gymnastics meet last weekend. Johnson finished 41st overall in the all-around competition.
— image credit: Shawn Skager/Reporter Newspapers

It was a long battle to get there, but three members of the Mercer Island gymnastics team finished their season last weekend after competing in the state tournament. The team, which finished fourth at districts in its best meet of the season, saw Kari Johnson, Meg Lindsey and Kristin Trumble go to Tacoma to try their skills against the best in the state.

Lindsey had the team’s best overall finish, taking 41st in the all-around competition, 8.6 points behind the winner, Taisha Duran of Hudson’s Bay. Lindsey finished 43rd in the bards, 84th on the beam, 59th in the floor and 51st in the vault for her final position.

Her Islander teammates also finished in the top 100 of gymnasts in the state, with Kristin Trumble taking 62nd all around, and Johnson 86th.

Trumble was 32nd on the bars, her best overall individual event, 41st in the beam and 74th on the vault. Johnson finished 25th on the bars and 36th in the beam.

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