On the beam

Wildcats place second in

first-ever meet

Mount Si's new interscholastic gymnastics program got off to a

flying start Thursday evening with a three-way meet with Skyline

and Interlake. By the time the points were tallied, the `Cats had recorded a

second place finish, scoring 118.35 points to the Spartans' 140.15 and the

Saints' 112.5.

It was a remarkable showing for the first-year team. In individual

competition, the results were:

Beam _ 1. Naree Nelson, Skyline, 7.8 points. 2. Katie Tuttle,

Skyline, 7.25. 3. Jil Machalak, Skyline, 7.2. 4. Nikki Belt, Mount Si, 6.65. 5.

Yolanda Morton, Mount Si, 6.0.

Vault _ 1. Kathryn McAvoy, Skyline, 8.4. 2. Belt, Mount Si, 8.2.

3. Morton, Mount Si, 7.95. 4. Lynn Watson, Skyline, 7.7. 5. Tuttle,

Skyline, 7.65. 6. Lindsay Ray, Mount Si, 7.0.

Floor _ 1. Machalak, Skyline, 8.75. 2. Belt, Mount Si, 8.7. 3.

Kenda Hasson, Skyline, 8.6. 4. Tuttle, Skyline, 8.35. 5. Ray, Mount Si, 8.3.

6. Lynn Watson, Skyline, 7.55.

Bars _ 1. Ray, Mount Si, 7.35. 2. McAvoy, Skyline, 7.2. 3. Tuttle,

Skyline, 7.15. 4. Belt, Mount Si, 7.1. 5. Watson, Skyline, 6.45. 6.

Morton, Mount Si, 6.35.

More notably, two Mount Si gymnasts placed in the meet all-around

top three. Belt finished first with a score of 30.65, while Morton placed

third with a 27.8. They bookmarked Skyline's Tuttle, who recorded a 30.4.

"For the first meet for the Wildcats, they did very well

individually and pulled together as a team," said

a delighted coach Renee Tredo afterwards. "I am very proud of our

first showing this season.

Mount Si's next meet is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Newport High

School, when the `Cats and Interlake take to the floor against the 0-1 Patriots.

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