Dietz, Camas go over the top

Gymnastics team qualifies for state for the first time in school history

A Camas gymnast won each event at the district meet, but getting every girl on the team to the state meet for the first time in school history was the ultimate dream come true.

The Papermakers collected 170.575 points to win their fourth straight district title. And this time, the district champion goes directly to state instead of having to compete at a regional meet.

Alexa Dietz captured the all-around championship for Camas. The junior started off strong by winning the floor exercise, her favorite event, with a 9.625. Dietz then took first on the vault, with a 9.0, and third on the uneven bars, with 8.7. She finished with an 8.6 on the balance beam.

Jax Purwins placed second in the all-round with 35.4 points. She won the bars, with an 8.8, took second on the vault, with an 8.95, and finished fourth on the floor, with a 9.3.

Sophomore Madison Martin came through by clinching first on the beam, with an 8.95. Freshman Siena Brophy notched fifth place on the beam.

Emily Karkanen earned sixth place in the all-around with a 34.25. The team captain secured third place on the vault, with an 8.35, and fifth place on the bars, with an 8.05.

Camas competes at the state meet Feb. 17 and 18, at the Tacoma Dome.

Read more in Thursday’s print edition of the Post-Record.

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