Big win for Mount Si gymnastics, plus college news from last night

Mount Si High School’s gymnastics team closed out the regular season on a very strong note at home in Snoqualmie on Thursday night, defeating the Issaquah Eagles in the final home outing for the senior class, including star Jenn Rogers.

Rogers picked up the win in the all-around, scoring 36.55, and helped Mount Si roll to a 168.7-156.75 win over Issaquah. Rogers led a top-three sweep in the all-around for the Wildcats, a top three which also included runner-up Abby Weber (34.55) and third-place Hailey Johnson (33.3).

Mount Si’s strength was in the floor event, where all seven Wildcat gymnasts finished better than the top Issaquah gymnast in that competition, and all also scored better than 9.0 in the event. Rogers won the competition scoring 9.85, followed by Samantha Holmes, who scored 9.7.

Weber led a top-four Mount Si sweep on beam, scoring 8.9 and ekeing out Rogers, who scored 8.8 and finished second in the event. Rogers also won the bars and vault events, with the senior scoring 9.55 on the vault.

Mount Si now heads to the Kingco 4A championships next weekend at Newport High School in Bellevue.

College notes
Mount Si grad makes indoor college track debut: Western Washington freshman Madeleine Hutchison, of Snoqualmie and a 2014 MSHS alum, made her debut on the college indoor track and field circuit last night, competing for the Vikings in the women’s distance medley relay event at the UW Invitational meet, being held at the Dempsey Indoor facility at the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

The team she was part of finished 10th in the race, clocking 12 minutes, 20.45 seconds. The meet continues today, with several other potential local competitors possibly competing. We’ll keep you posted if we see any news.

Northwest U. women’s hoops rolls, with help of Cedarcrest grad: Northwest University’s women’s basketball team scored an 80-60 home conference win over Oregon’s New Hope Christian last night in Kirkland. Freshman Kalee Fowler, from Duvall and a 2014 CHS alum, aided the Eagles’ efforts with five points on 2-5 from the floor, including one three-pointer. She also had two rebounds and one assist to help Northwest make it back to .500 at 11-11 with the victory.

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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