Northwest NEWS

May 1, 2000

Sports

Woodinville gymnasts travel to Michigan for national competition

Andy Cornelius

Andy Cornelius.

Casey Dobyns

Casey Dobyns.

   Andy Cornelius and Casey Dobyns qualified at the Region 2 Championships on April 8 to compete at the 2000 Pontiac Junior Olympics National Gymnastics Championships to be held May 5-7 in East Lansing, Michigan at Michigan State University.

   At Regionals, which were held at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Andy (Junior D group) earned the Regional Championship all-around title with a score of 37.275. She earned first place in bars and second place in vault, beam, and floor.

   Casey (Junior C age group) won 5th place all-around with a score of 35.975. She earned third place in the vault.

   Region 2 gymnasts were from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Montana.

   Andy, a 15-year-old ninth grader at Timbercrest Junior High School, is the daughter of Craig and Vicki Cornelius of Woodinville. She has participated in gymnastics for 11 years and has been with Cascade Elite Gymnastics for 4 1/2 years.

   Casey, a 14-year-old home schooler, and the daughter of Bill and Liz Dobyns of Woodinville, has been in gymnastics for nine years and with Cascade Elite for two years.

   Both girls are coached by Frank Lee and Angie Pier of Cascade Elite Gymnastics.