Gymnastics: Camas claims second team title in a row

Shea McGee leads the way with all-around title

The Camas Papermakers sat on top of the Washington high school gymnastics world a year ago. They liked the view so much, they did it again this year.

Only this time, they also added an all-around championship to the program’s resume.

Shea McGee cruised to the Class 4A all-around title on Friday at Sammamish High School in Bellevue.

She led the Papermakers to their second consecutive team title, as well.

Camas totalled 184.825 points to win the team championship over Woodinville by nearly five points. In gymnastics terms, that is a wide, wide margin.

In fact, according to the Seattle Times, the Papermakers recorded the third best team score in Washington Interscholastic Activities Association meet history.

McGee led the way with 38.175 points to take home the prestigious all-around title, which combines the scores of all four events — bars, beam, floor and vault.

She was not the only Papermaker to shine in the all-around. Alyssa Shibata finished sixth and Peyton Cody tied for eighth place.

In all, Lily Ford, Joy Marsh, Olivia Bane, Morgan MacIntyre, and Lizzy Wing joined McGee, Shibata, and Cody as Papermakers who scored for the Papermakers in the team competition.

The next day, several Papermakers placed in individual event finals.

McGee was second on bars, third on beam and floor, and tied for eighth on the vault. Ford finished fourth on the beam and vault. Shibata took second place on the beam. Cody was fourth on the bars.

Meanwhile, Skyview’s Anna Sugarman tied for fifth on the bars.

The 3A/2A meet was Thursday and Friday.

Grace Gordon of Columbia River was the top finisher from Clark County. She won balance beam competition and finished seventh on bars.

“Grace was so happy with her beam routine when she finished,” Columbia River coach Alicia Green said. “She was almost in tears when she landed and saluted to the judges.”

She told her coach that was the best way to end her high school career. She said that even before the score was posted, Green said.

“Winning state was just icing on the cake,” Green said.

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