Spartans take second in Metro

SEATTLE – The Bainbridge Spartans girls varsity gymnastics team won second place at last weekend’s Metro Championship Meet at Roosevelt.

BHS finished with 169.775 total points, just behind first-place Holy Names (170.20).

Spartans Coach Cindy Guy said the meet was a good one for the team.

“We are happy with our results. Came close!” Guy said.​

Ballard came in third (169.30), with Roosevelt in fourth (154.075) and Ingraham in fifth (150.450).

With the fantastic finish at Metro, Bainbridge qualified as a team to compete at the District 2 Championship, starting Saturday, Feb. 10 at Sammamish High.

Bainbridge did best on the balance beam, with Mariko Ronan taking second place with a score of 9.050.

Alathea Pippinger tied for third at 8.7.

On vault, the Spartans had three top-10 finishers.

Karesse Pippinger was fifth (8.5), with Kati Cooper finishing in a tie for seventh (8.45) and Kegan Daniels also tying in 10th (8.35).

On uneven parallel bars, Cooper finished third for Bainbridge with a score of 9.1

Remi Rosencrans tied for sixth (8.6) and Ronan also finished in the top 10, in a ninth-place tie (7.75).

Ronan also earned sixth place on the floor exercise, with a score of 9.25. Cooper was seventh, with a score of 9.2.

In all-around scoring, Cooper placed second in the Metro Championship with 35.325 points. (The Metro all-around champ was Lianne Kistler of Ballard, with 36.625.)

Ronan was fourth in all-around scoring, with 34.25.

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