Lake Washington and Juanita’s gymnastics teams will have girls competing at the upcoming state meet. Courtesy of Willy Paine

Lake Washington and Juanita’s gymnastics teams will have girls competing at the upcoming state meet. Courtesy of Willy Paine

Lake Washington gymnasts snag 3A KingCo title

Lake Washington’s gymnastics squad took first at the 3A KingCo meet and fourth at districts over the last two weeks. The Kangs will next compete at the state meet this weekend at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

The LW girls are Anna Merlino, Audrey Arnold, Eden Netz, Joeli Pence, Kaysha Walford, Paige Chickering, Sonya Amirzehni, Sydney Rabuchin and Yael Pasumansky.

Juanita tied for second with Sammamish at KingCo and will send Daphanie Chan and Emma Harrington to state.

For LW at KingCo, Arnold took first on vault and Walford took second; Chickering took first on beam and Walford took third; Walford took second on floor; and Walford took second all around.

At districts, Walford took second all around, third on vault and bars and fourth on beam; Chickering took second on beam; and Arnold took fourth on floor.

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