Local tumbler earns spot on Western regional team

Brooke Williams performs on the beam exercise at the USA Gymnastics Region 2 Championships in Spokane last weekend. -
Brooke Williams performs on the beam exercise at the USA Gymnastics Region 2 Championships in Spokane last weekend.
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Brooke Williams, a student at Woodward Middle School competing for Cascade Elite Gymnastics in Mountlake Terrace, qualified at the USA Gymnastics Region 2 Championships held this past weekend at the Warehouse in Spokane for the Region 2 Western Championships Team.

Williams competed in the Washington State Level 9 Gymnastics Championships March 29 with acute Achilles tendinitis, but with help from pediatrician Dr. Thomas Monk and the physical therapists at Kitsap Physical Therapy, her injury was treated and under control for the regional championships.

Williams placed fifth in the all-around competition of the Level 9 Junior B division with a total score of 36.500, which placed her on the Junior B Western Championships Region 2 Team.

She placed seventh on the vault with a score of 8.9, fifth on the parallel uneven bars with a score of 8.9, third on the floor exercise with a score of 9.375 and fourth on the balance beam with a score of 9.325.

Williams, along with five other Junior B qualifiers (Amber Takara of Auburn; Audrey Ryals of Bellevue; Makayla Betz of Everett; Hope Glembo of Portland Ore. and Diana Meija of Vancouver) will be representing Region 2 in the All Around Team competition at the USAG Western Championships against teams from Region 1, 3, and 4.

The USAG Level 9 Western Championships will be held in St. Charles, Mo., at Lindenwood University May 9–11.

–with information supplied by Brenda Williams

Leonase’s blades ablaze

The Bainbridge boys’ golf team took home some hardware from the 43rd annual Tim Higgins tournament Thursday at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton.

On a day where the windy conditions and the cold caused havoc for the golfers out on the course, Sean “Leonase” Leonard came away with the individual title as he shot a two-over 74 to earn first place honors.

The Spartans also took home the team title with 318 strokes as Leonard’s teammates in Carl Jonson shot a 77 (to finish in a three-way tie for second) while Kyle Hurt shot a 81 and Jack Seidl finished with an 86.

Peninsula was second with a score of 334 stroke.

Bainbridge heads to Suncadia for the Ellensburg Invitational May 5.

The 3A state tournament is May 20-21 in Bellingham.

Tracksters run strong at home

The Bainbridge track team made some strides in their last home meet of the year as they get ready for the postseason.

Maddy Sheldon and Kelly Crane finished first and second, respectively, in the 100 meter dash, while Anne Taylor and Amy Gex finished first and second, respectively, in the 800 meter run.

Emily Farrar took second in the 1600 with a time of 5:23.

Holly Thorpe took second in the 100 hurdles and first in the 300 hurdles.

The 4x100 and the 4x400 relay teams took first in their respective events.

Anna Kaminiski and Theresa Johansen were first and second, respectively, in the shot put.

Johansen took first in the discus throw.

The girls’ team took second to Holy Names by a score of 66-62.

On the boys’ side, Anthony Carter took third while Stephen Vassiliadis took fifth in the 100 meter dash.

The top five in that event – including O’Dea’s Donald Lisowski, West Seattle’s Markeem Adams and O’Dea’s Johri Fogerson – all finished within a tenth of a second to each other.

Austin Hallet won the 400 with a time of 51.7 while Ian Shiach and Ryan Vogel took second and third, respectively, in the 800.

Adam Nance took second in the 1600.

Cheyne Clark took second in the 110 hurdles and first in the pole vault with a mark of 14 feet even.

James Herman took second in the shotput while Brad Wilmot took third in the long jump.

The 4x100 relay took second, but the 4x400 relay took first with a time of 3:32.7.

The Spartans lost to the Fighting Irish 87-54.

Bainbridge travels to the Northwest Complex for its last regular season meet next Thursday.

Fastpitchers close to title

The Bainbridge fastpitch team is one step closer to an undefeated regular season and its first ever Metro League Mountain Division title.

They continued their streak of blowouts with a 21-0 win over Eastside Catholic Wednesday in Seattle.

Haylee Baker threw three innings for the win, giving up just three hits.

She also went 4 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Cara Thompson was 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored while Lindsay Willmann was 3 for 3 with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored.

The Crusaders committed six errors in the game.

Bainbridge played Eastside Catholic yesterday and will play Holy Names Monday at 4 p.m.

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