Garland's Gymnastics in Kennewick qualified four students to the Level 9 Western Championships on May 5-7 at Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego.
Jaimee Fields will compete in the Junior A division, Taylor Bacon and Haley Slocombe will participate in the Junior B competition, and Kiya Bjorge will contend in Junior D with Emily Taylor slated as a Junior D alternate.
Fields, 10, was third in beam (9.025) and fourth in floor (9.225) and Bacon, 13, placed first in the all-around (37.725) and beam (9.50) events at the Level 9 Region 2 qualifiers in Pullman early April to earn their ticket to the championships.
Bjorge, 14, and Slocombe, 13, finished among the top 12 in their age groups at regionals, and Emily Taylor, 14, received the alternate nod after finishing 14th.
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The Level 9 gymnasts are coached by Brett Garland, Wendy Garland and Sheri Peale.
"They're getting excited and the workouts have been really productive," Brett said.
"(Bacon and Bjorge) are honing in on their routine," Brett said. "Second time through, they're ready to go and compete."
w Desert Gymnastics of Pasco will play host to the Washington State Level 5/6 Gymnastics Championships scheduled this weekend at TRAC.
Organizing the event is Desert Gymnastics owner and head coach Linda Wren, who will be closing the gym's doors and retiring after 25 years service.
Wren said that gymnasts from All-American Gymnastics, Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Academy will compete in the Levels 5/6 championships but that Maya Hitchman will be the sole represenative for Desert Gymnastics over the weekend. She will participate in the Level 4 Sectionals scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday.
Meanwhile, Garland's Gymnastics coaches Erin Hosler and Sheri Peale will guide eight athletes into the Level 4 Sectionals: Rylee Garvey, Morgan Jones, Tanya Koehler, Sabrah Mitchell, Payton Mounce, Sophia Van Wormer, Lauren Wheeler and Hannah Whiston.