Kent gymnastic club shines at state, regionals

The Kent-based Metropolitan Gymnastic boys teams had a strong showing at the state championships while two girls won all-around titles at regional competitions.

Three Metropolitan boys teams placed in the top three at the Washington State Championships March 10-11 on Bainbridge Island for the club's best season since it opened.

The Level 5 boys team defended its state title. Brian Skinner and Anton Miles nailed the vault competitions, earning a gold and silver medal to help clinch the team championship. The team won nine event medals.

The Level 6 boys team also won a team title, winning four of the six events and 21 medals. Reed Kramer and Anthony Chervets were all-around champions.

The Level 4 boys came home with a bronze medal and eight event medals.

In girls regional competitions April 14-15 in Beaverton, Ore., Kristina Peterson, 12, won the vault, beam and floor to become the Level 9 regional all-around champion.

Kendall Covey, 11, received first place on vault and floor, moving on to score the highest all-around score from both meets to become the Level 8 regional champion.

Both of the girls, as well as a few of their teammates, will represent Metropolitan in upcoming regional and national competitions.

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