February 19, 2013
Tia Riley closed her gymnastics career on a major upswing, competing in three disciplines and setting personal bests in two.
The Liberty High School senior’s scores in floor and vault at the state meet in Tacoma surpassed all her marks in prep gymnastics, she said.
She did not qualify for finals, but nobody could call her final meet a failure, not her coach who said that two minor mistakes kept Riley from the floor finals, nor Riley herself.
“I’m happy,” she said. “I’m glad I competed so well in my last meet.”