North Kitsap, Kingston gymnasts tune up for Thursday’s subdistrict meet

POULSBO — The North Kitsap gymnastics team topped Kingston on Senior Night at Breidablik Elementary School on Saturday, winning the meet 153.5-109.5.

Junko Ketch and Grace Billings of North Kitsap finished first and second in the All-Around with scores of 34.4 and 31.4 respectively. Anna Quinn of Kingston took third with a 28.3.

The Vikings swept the top three in all four events. Ketch finished first in the bars, beam and floor; Billings took first in the vault, second in the floor exercises and third on the beam; Alivia Palmer took second in the vault and bars; Kelli Stevens was second in the beam and third in the bars; and Catyie Johnson finished third in the floor exercises.

It was the second time in the span of a week the two teams met to get ready for the postseason.

On Jan. 27, North Kitsap finished ahead of Kingston 146.65-75.65. Once again, the Vikings took the top three spots in all four events and had the top three in the all around.

Kelsey Derr finished first in the all around with a score of 31.45, followed by Jordynn Lovett and Maddy Sommer. Quinn took fourth for Kingston, followed by Elli Falen, Peri Anderson and Jewelie Hagerman.

Palmer finished first in the floor exercises with a score of 8.6 and also took first in the bars with an 8.3. Derr won the balance beam with an 8.0 and Lovett’s 7.25 on the bars was the top score in that event.

The road to the state gymnastics meet begins Thursday with the subdistrict meet at Auburn Mountainview High School. Two teams, four all-around and eight individuals for each event will move on to the West Central District III meet on Feb. 15.

Kingston gymnast Peri Anderson finishes her floor routine. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston gymnast Peri Anderson finishes her floor routine. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)