Issaquah gymnasts dedicate lone home meet to Bob Taylor

January 15, 2013

By John Leggett

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Elise Bugge, Issaquah High School sophomore, is in a zone of happiness as she works on her uneven bars routine Jan. 10 during the Eagles’ gymnastics meet against Roosevelt. By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High gymnastics squad made the most of its only home appearance of the regular season Jan. 10 to trim the visiting Roosevelt contingent, 150-139.

The gymnasts stepped up on Senior Night, and dedicating their endeavors to the late Bob Taylor, longtime sports editor for The Issaquah Press and a gymnastics enthusiast.

Issaquah junior standout Rebecca Chinn turned in solid performances in the vault and the beam events with a pair of bronzes, recording a tandem of 8.55 points.

Meanwhile, Issaquah junior gymnasts Amanda Dumont and Elise Bugge finished in the top 10 in the vault and floor exercises.

Dumont and freshman teammate Michaela Knollman managed to appear among the list of leaders in their bar, beam and floor efforts.

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The more experienced Dumont finished fifth on the bars and ninth on the beam with respective scores of 7.05 and 7.6, while her promising younger teammate, Knollman, earned ninth-place accolades in the bar competition (6.45), 10th on the beam (7.5) and came through with a set of 19th place finishes in the vault (7.95) and floor (7.40) events.

Also contributing to the narrow victory over the Roughriders was junior Lexi Fleek, who finished 16th in the all-around scoring with a 27.00, by tying for 21st places in the vault and the beam exercises, in addition to nailing down 18th place in the floor exercises (7.7) and notching a 22nd place on the bars (5.0).

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