Klahhane club wins 2 titles
Sequim Gazette staff
Danica Miller and Haylee Ward claimed individual all-around titles in the USAG-WA North Sectional Meet at Sky Valley Gymnastics in Monroe on Saturday Nov. 20.
Competing in the Junior A division, Ward scored 35.75 all-around points, taking individual event titles on uneven bars (8.95) and balance beam (8.975). She edged out teammate Christine Beirne, who took the individual vault title and was second all-around with 35.0 points.
In the Senior A division, Miller took first with 36.35 points. The Sequim gymnast took individual titles on balance beam and floor exercise with identical scores on 9.15. Karlie Gochnour was seventh all-around in the Senior A division standings, scoring 32.65 all-around points.
Laura Rooney was third all-around 33.1 and third on uneven bars (8.65) in the Senior B Division.
The entire team qualified to the Level 4 State fall state meet at Sammamish High School on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Klahhane was second in the team competition scoring 107.225 points, only .275 behind the host club Sky Valley at 107.50.
Klahhane teams place second
The Klahhane Gymnastics Level 4 and Recreational Optional teams both placed second in their respective divisions at Gymnastics Elite on Nov. 13-14 in Tumwater.
On Nov. 13 in the Level 4 division's 11-and-older age group, Danica Miller took third all-around (36.6 points) taking first on balance beam, second on vault and second on floor exercise. Laura Rooney was fourth on vault and sixth all-around, with 32.8 points. Karlie Gochnour was seventh all-around with 32.6 points.
In the 9-year-old division, Haylee Ward was second on floor exercise, third on vault and third on uneven bars, placing third in all-around scoring (36.25 points). Also competing in the division was Christine Beirne, who placed fourth on vault and finished sixth all-around with 34.0 points.
In the recreational optional competition on Nov. 14, Peyton Hefton, competing in the 8-year-olds age group, was third in all-around scoring (31.25 points), taking first on bars and third on vault.
Sequim's Lillian Oden was third all-around (32.05 points) in the 11.5-12 age group, taking first on balance beam and third on uneven bars.
In the same age group, Alexis Hefton was sixth all-around (31.45 points), taking second on balance beam and third on vault.
In the 11-year-old age division, Sequim's Adare McMinn was sixth all-around (32.525 points), taking third on vault. Nikki Price scored 31.925 points for ninth place and Saige Hefton was 13th with 30.825 points.
Emily VanDyken was sixth all-around in the 13-and-older age group, scoring 31.5 points. Sydney Miner, competing in the 10-year-old age division, was seventh all-around (28.175 points).