SPORTS: Port Angeles gymnastics team is sending two to state

TUMWATER — Two gymnasts from Port Angeles High School qualified for the Class 1A/2A/3A state gymnastic championships at regionals on Friday.

Roughriders Cecily Schwagler and Madylan Coventon both will be advancing to state after each qualified in multiple events.

The state championships are set for the Tacoma Dome next Friday and Saturday.

Also competing at regionals for Port Angeles were Angie Ababurko, Chelsea Clearman, Shay-lyn Gracey and Allison Hodgin.

Conventon led the Rider charge by qualifying for state in four individual events.

Among there were the uneven bars with a score of 6.85, floor exercise (8.2), vault (8.15) and balance beam (7.2).

Schwagler was able to punch a ticket to state in two events after scoring an 8.35 in vault and 7.425 on the balance beam.

Clearman also competed on vault, scoring a 7.7.

Also scoring on bars for Port Angeles were Hodgin with 6.0 and Schwagler with 6.3.

Also scoring on beam for the Riders were Ababurko with 6.05 and Clearman with 6.5.

And competing on floor for the Riders but not reaching state were Clearman (6.15), Hodgin (6.25), Gracey (5.25) and Schwagler (7.7).

“This meet went really well for our team and we are ready to go to the Tacoma Dome for WIAA state gymnastics championships this Friday,” Port Angeles coach Melanie Hyatt said.

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