Fletcher helps Kamiakin win conference gymnastics meet

January 18, 2013 

Michelle Fletcher won the all-around to help the Kamiakin gymnastics team defeat Southridge and Hanford at Garland’s Gymnastics in Kennewick.

Fletcher was first on the vault and bars, and she took second on the beam and fifth on the floor to finish with an all-around score of 35.350.

Kamiakin teammate Saige Polanik, who missed time earlier this season because of a concussion, was second with a score of 34.175. Hanford’s Kayla Lasater finished third with 33.525.

Polanik was the winner on the beam with a score of 9.0, and Kamiakin’s Danielle Brandon won on the floor with a 9.2.

Brandon only competed in two events because of a pulled back muscle, and Kamiakin coach Sarah Garrett might limit her to one in next week’s meet at Southridge.

“She’s just a really hard worker and doesn’t like to be down,” Garrett said. “I think it’s pretty normal for gymnasts to be like that.”

Kamiakin’s Kelsey Jaquish missed the meet because of the flu.

Team scores—1, Kamiakin 161.800; 2, Southridge 108.925; 3, Hanford 33.525. All-around—1, Michelle Fletcher (K) 35.350; 2, Saige Polanik (K) 34.175; 3, Kayla Lasater (H) 33.525. Vault—1, Fletcher (K) 9.2; 2, Lasater (H) 8.4; 3, Polanik (K) 8.1. Bars—1, Fletcher (K) 8.45; 2, Polanik (K) 8.0; 3, Lasater (H) 7.35. Beam—1, Polanik (K) 9.0; 2, Fletcher (K) 8.8; 3, Lasater (H) 8.65. Floor—1, Danielle Brandon (K) 9.2; 2, Lasater (H) 9.125; 3, Polanik (K) 9.075.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service