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Gretchen Lane of Prairie sweeps the titles at the Class 3A/2A district gymnastics meet

Prairie captures the team title with season-best score

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: February 11, 2023, 10:54pm
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The Prairie gymnastics team poses for a photo after capturing the team title at the Class 3A District 4 meet at Northpointe on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.
The Prairie gymnastics team poses for a photo after capturing the team title at the Class 3A District 4 meet at Northpointe on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Gretchen Lane of Prairie swept all the apparatus victories to capture the all-around title and leading the Falcons to a team title at the Class 3A/2A District 4 gymnastics meets Saturday night at Northpointe Gymnastics.

Lane won the vault (8.650), bars (9.309), beam (9.600) and floor exercise (9.700) to capture the all-around with a score of 37.250.

Prairie advanced to the state meet as a team after posting a season-best score of 168.90.

Washougal’s Reese Velansky advanced the state as the runner-up in the all-around (35.575). She also placed second to Lane in the beam and floor, took third on the bars and fourth on the vault.

Evergreen’s Alannis Rax placed third in the all-around and qualified for state on all four disciplines. Columbia River’s was fourth in the all-around, advancing to state on bars, beam and floor.

The Class 3A/2A state meet is Feb. 23-24 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue.

3A/2A DISTRICT 4 MEET

At Northpointe

Team scores — 1, Prairie 168.9; 2, Columbia River 148.425; 3, Evergreen 140.6. Incomplete: Mountain View, Washougal, Hudson’s Bay, Ridgefield, Hockinson.

Vault — 1, Gretchen Lane (Pr) 8.650; 2, Abigail Mendoza (Pr) 8.600; 3, Anna Pena Molina (MV) 8.500; 4, Reese Velansky (Wa) 8.375; 5, Estella Stillman (CR) 8.350. Also qualifying for state: Alannis Rax (Eve).

Bars — 1, Gretchen Lane (Pr) 9.309; 2, Celia Racanelli (Hoc) 8.100; 3, Reese Velansky (Wa) 8.050; 4, Alannis Rax (Eve) 7.950; 5, Sydney Stahl (CR) 7.925. Also qualifying for state: Anna Pena Molina (MV).

Beam — 1, Gretchen Lane (Pr) 9.600; 2, Reese Velansky (Wa) 9.500; 3, Alannis Rax (Eve) 9.300;  4, Sydney Schafte (Pr) 9.200; 4, Estella Stillman (CR) 9.050; Also qualifying for state: Sydney Stahl (CR), Evie Dreiling (Rid).

Floor — 1, Gretchen Lane (Pr) 9.700; 2, Reese Velansky (Wa) 9.650; 3, Sydney Stahl (CR) 9.550; 4, Evie Dreiling (Ri) 9.525; 5, Estella Stillman (CR) 9.450. Also qualifying for state: Alannis Rax (Eve).

All-around — 1, Gretchen Lane (Pr) 37.250; 2, Reese Velansky (Wa) 35.575; 3, Alannis Rax (Eve) 34.850; 4, Sydney Stahl (CR) 34.750; 5, Evie Dreiling (Rid) 33.275.

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