Area swimmers, gymnasts earn medals at state competitions
The Camas Papermakers stand on top of the Class 4A gymnastics world again.
Make it three in a row.
Alyssa Shibata and Shea McGee led the team in scoring as the Papermakers totaled 182.450 points to cruise past Woodinville at 178.325 on Friday at Sammamish High School in Bellevue.
Shibata finished third in the prestigious all-around competition. McGee, who won the all-around title in 2019, finished fourth.
On Saturday, McGee placed in all four individual event finals, finishing second on floor, third on beam, fourth on bars, and sixth on vault. Peyton Cody placed fifth on the bars.
The state’s best high school boys swimmers competed in Federal Way on Friday and Saturday.
Evergreen’s Ilia Zablotovskii finished second place in the Class 3A 100 freestyle.
Jaden Kim was second in the 4A 100 butterfly. Camas placed seventh as a team.
Columbia River’s Liam Noftsker placed third in the 2A 100 backstroke and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Columbia River finished seventh as a team. ,
Mountain View’s Christian Madden placed in two events, as well, taking fifth in the 3A 500 free and sixth in the 200 free.
Other placers from Clark County include: David Peddie of Camas (5th in 4A 500 freestyle); Alex Wendler of Hockinson (5th in 2A 100 breaststroke); Simon Parish of Columbia River (7th in 2A IM); Tony Kahino of Union (7th in 4A 100 backstroke); and Val Tikhomirov of Union (8th in 4A 100 breaststroke).
For all results from gymnastics and swimming, go to the WIAA’s Tournament Central page: