Dave Logan/for the Peninsula Daily News                                Port Angeles’ Laura Rooney competes on the uneven bars Monday in Port Angeles. The Roughriders won the meet against North Kitsap, Kingston and North Thurston.

Dave Logan/for the Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Laura Rooney competes on the uneven bars Monday in Port Angeles. The Roughriders won the meet against North Kitsap, Kingston and North Thurston.

GYMNASTICS: Port Angeles wins home quad meet

By Pierre LaBossiere

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Gymnastics Team got first-place finishes from Cassii Middlestead and Maya Wharton and won the overall team championship at their home meet against North Kitsap, Kingston and North Thurston.

Port Angeles had a score of 153.05 to 141.25 for North Thurston, 136.80 for Kingston and 123.50 for North Kitsap in the Monday meet.

Middlestead won the beam event while Wharton won the floor exercise. Middlestead came in second in overall points, while Wharton came in third and Nikaila Price came in fourth. The Port Angeles girls had a total of six girls in the top 10.

Mikka Yamane of Kingston won the all-around title. Middlestead and Wharton were neck and neck with Yamane in almost every event. Yamane won the bars and the vault.

Complete Port Angeles results:

Vault

Maya Wharton, second, 8.2; Nikaila Price, third, 8.1; Cassii Middlestead, fifth, 7.9, fifth; Karlie Gochnour, eighth, 7.7; Laura Rooney, ninth, 7.6.

Bars

Middlestead, second, 7.65; Wharton, fourth, 6.9; Gochnour, sixth, 6.3; Price, seventh, 6.25; Cassidy Tamburro, 10th, 5.65.

Beam

Middlestead, first, 8.9; Sydney Miner, third, 7.7; Price, fifth, 7.6; Tamburro, sixth, 7.5; Wharton, seventh, 7.4.

Floor

Wharton, first, 9.2; Price, third, 8.7; Middlestead, sixth, 8.0; Miner, eighth, 7.9; Rooney, ninth, 7.9.

All-around

Middlestead, second, 32.45; Wharton, third, 31.70; Price, fourth, 30.65; Tamburro, eighth, 27.85; Miner, ninth, 27.55; Rooney, 10th, 27.40.

WOWI Invitational

The Port Angeles and Sequim gymnastics team also competed at the WOWI Invitational in Vancouver Jan. 7 and came home with 34 awards.

Each event is broken down into divisions, giving the girls a chance to compete against athletes with similar skill levels. There are no team scores or all around scores.

Port Angeles results were:

Bars

State Division

Lesae Pfeffer (Sequim), first; Elizabeth Sweet (Sequim), second; Elizabeth Jewell, third

Sectional Division

Aiesha LaTourette, first; Laura Rooney, third.

National Division

Nikki Price, second

Olympic Division

Maya Wharton, second; Karlie Gochnour, third.

Beam

Sectional Division

Pfeffer, first; Kenzee Richardsen, second; Katrin Goudie, third; Elizabeth Jewell, fifth.

National Division

Price, first; Sweet, fourth.

Olympic Division

Sydney Miner, third; Wharton, fifth; LaTourette, seventh.

Floor

Sectional Division

Kenzee Richardsen, second; Goudie, Jewell, third (tie)

National Division

Pfeffer, fourth; Sweet, fifth; Rooney, seventh

Olympic Division

Wharton, second; Miner, third; Price, fourth.

Vault

Sectional Division

Sweet, third; Pfeffer, fifth

National Division

LaTourette, fifth

Olympic Division

Miner, second; Wharton, third; Price, fourth; Rooney, fifth

Dave Logan/for the Peninsula Daily News                                The Port Angeles gymnastics team seniors enjoy their home meet Monday. From left are Nikaila Price, Maya Wharton, and Laura Rooney.

Dave Logan/for the Peninsula Daily News The Port Angeles gymnastics team seniors enjoy their home meet Monday. From left are Nikaila Price, Maya Wharton, and Laura Rooney.

Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News                                Port Angeles’ Maya Wharton competes on the beam at the Port Angeles gymnastics quad meet.

Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles’ Maya Wharton competes on the beam at the Port Angeles gymnastics quad meet.

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