COMMODORE GYM — The Spartan varsity gymnastics team took second place overall, with a combined score of 149.125, at the Metro Championships at Bainbridge High School Friday, Feb. 7.
The team from Holy Names claimed the top spot with a combined score of 161.450.
Bainbridge beat out teams from Nathan Hale, West Seattle and others.
The Spartans were led by Sarah Rice who was ranked second in the All Around with a score of 34.300. She also claimed third place in Vault (8.600), third in Bars (7.550), third in Beam (8.950) and first place in Floor (9.200).
Miller Shor also performed very well at the event, taking third place in the All Around category with a score of 33.300. Shor also brought home the fifth place title in Vault (8.200), fourth in Bars (7.200) and second in Beam (9.150).
The Vault event proved an especially fruitful one for the Spartan gymnasts as Juliana Hinkley also managed to secure eighth place with a score of 8.075 and Mila Lesh was awarded eleventh place with 8.00.
“We were very happy about our meet. It was the highest score of the season,” said Spartan Coach Cindy Guy.
“I was proud of Miller Shor; she had her highest score of the season on beam, scoring a 9.15,” Guy added. “It was a personal goal to get a nine this season on beam.”
There were other Spartan standouts, as well.
“Sarah Rice had a great meet. She placed first on floor. We had a line up that all competed well,” the coach said. “It was nice to have Dominique D’Onofrio back. She added a lot of depth.”
The Spartans qualified as a team for districts, and will head to the competition hosted by Mount Si High in Snoqualmie on Saturday.
The Wildcats of Mount Si, as well as Holy Names, will be the teams to beat. Lake Washington and Shorewood are also expected to be competitive.
“We will have some stiff competition,” Guy noted.