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WIAA 2015 Gymnastics State Friday Recap
Ballard was represented at the 2015 WIAA State Gymnastics Championships by five Ballard gymnasts: Sophia Pierce (Vault, Bars, Floor), Hannah Hudson (Vault, Bars, Beam), Clara Yardley (All-Around), Amirah Karam (Vault, Bars, Floor),  and Laila Lee (Vault, Beam).
With approximately 96 competitors on each event, Ballard placements were:

Vault:Laila 8.300 (31T), Clara 8.275 (32), Amirah 8.225 (38T), Sophia 8.200 (42T),
Hannah 8.075 (56T).

Bars:Clara 8.125 (18), Hannah 7.750 (25), Amirah  7.125 (45T), Sophia 6.850 (53T)

Beam:Clara 9.100 (9T), Laila 8.675 (16T),
Hannah 7.300 (63T)

Floor:Clara 9.500 (6T), Amirah 9.050 (36T), Sophia 8.575 (53T)
Results from Fridays Meet

by posted 02/23/2015
Five Ballard gymnasts going to State
Five gymnasts will represent Ballard at the WIAA State Gymnastics Championship held at the Tacoma Exhibition Center Friday February 20 and Saturday February 21.
Gymnasts representing Ballard are:

Clara Yardley - All-Around

(from left to right)
Hannah Hudson - Vault, Bars, Beam 
Amirah Karam - Vault, Bars, Floor
Laila Lee - Vault, Beam
Sophia Pierce - Vault, Bars, Floor
Meet Information

by posted 02/18/2015
2A/3A District Championships Results
Congratulations to ALL 83 gymnasts (representing 15 high schools) who competed on Valentines Day, February 14, 2015 at the 2A/3A District Gymnastics competition held at Ballard High School. These gymnasts competed for a chance to compete at the State Gymnastics Meet to be held February 20 and 21 at the Tacoma Dome.
Compete results and State Qualifiers are listed below.
Congratulations to Holy Names (166.400) and Sammamish (162.025) as the top two qualifying teams to State.
The top 4 All-Around competitors to State (not on the qualifying teams):
Audrey Rose Laura (Bellevue), Sarah Rice (Bainbridge), Clara Yardley (Ballard), Bailey Johnson (Lake Washington)
Qualifying to State including on each event (if not from above) are contained in the following link:
Meet Results
The Ballard District Competitors

by posted 02/14/2015
Ballard Hosts 2A/3A District Championships
2A/3A - Gymnastics District Championships
Ballard High School│1418 NW 65th St Seattle, WA 98117
Saturday, February 14, 2015


2A/3A – Session #1:  Individuals
Stretching, Music, Beam and Bar Settings, Coaches Meeting
Timed Warm-Ups (15 minutes each event)
Gymnasts Prepare for March – In
March – In and Introductions


2A/3A – Session #2: Teams
Stretching, Music, Beam and Bar Settings, Coaches Meeting
Timed Warm-Ups (15 minutes each event)
Gymnasts Prepare for March – In
March – In and Introductions


Awards immediately following team session
League Championships to Districts
Metro: 2 teams, 5 AAs, 13 individuals
KingCo: 2 teams, 3 AAs, 11 individuals


District Championships to State

2 teams, 4AAs, 11 individuals


by posted 02/10/2015
Ballard Hosts All-Comers Meet Jan 31, 2015
The Metro All-Comers meet held at Ballard High School Saturday 31, 2015, featured many JV gymnasts who often don't get to compete in regular season meets. All eight Metro league schools were represented with home team Ballard (84.150) taking the top award with Roosevelt (71.600) taking second place. Team scores were determined by taking the top 3 school gymnasts in each event.
Other major ribbon winners from Ballard included, Lily Godon (1st All-Around), Clare Maclay (2nd All-Around), and Bella Steenstra (3rd All-Around).
Complete results below:

Congratulations to all who competed.

by stern posted 01/31/2015
Clara Yardley Seattle Times Prep Star of the Week

The Seattle Times - High School Sports

Originally published January 19, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Prep stars of the week

Clara Yardley, Ballard gymnastics

Yardley dazzled with her floor exercise routine Friday (January 16) against West Seattle, earning a 9.7 — her third mark of the season of 9.7 or better. The junior also won the balance beam at 9.0, tied for first on vault (8.2) and tied for second on bars (7.55) to take all-around honors at 34.45 and lead the Beavers to a team victory as they improved to 8-1. “This was Clara’s best meet of the season and she’s continuing to improve every week as he head towards the postseason,” coach Stephanie Gundel said.

by stern posted 01/31/2015
Senior Night celebrates 5 gymnasts
An emotional Senior night for 5 graduating gymnasts was held Friday February 23.
Seniors honored were:  Kendra Johnson, Laila Lee, Lauren Lee, Victoria O'Laughlin, Sophia Pierce
The Ballard team (167.550) had one of their strongest showings of the season but fell short to Holy Names (169.100). Also competing was Ingraham (148.700).  Ballard gymnast Clara Yardley once again won the Floor (9.7)  and Beam (9.5) events and was second place in the All-Around. Contributors to the Ballards team score included Hannah Hudson, Amirah Karam, Laila Lee, Sophia Pierce and Clara Yardley.
Complete results:

by stern posted 01/24/2015
Another Win for Ballard Team
Ballard scored an impressive win (161.350 to 139.200) against West Seattle, Friday January 16th. Ballard gymnasts led by Clara Yardley, placed the top 6 in the All-Around. Clara took top honors on Vault, Beam, and Floor, and Laila Lee was the top scorer on Bars.
Results from the meet:


by stern posted 01/18/2015
Ballard Home Meet Dec 12, 2014

Ballard won their first home meet of the season with a season high score of 161.100 competing against a tough Holy Names team (153.900), Roosevelt (126.500) and Bellingham and Sehome. Ballard highlights include: In the top 10 All-Around Finishers - Laila Lee (2), Amirah Karam (3), Hannah Hudson (4), Victoria O'Laughlin (8). In the top 10 Vault finishers - Clara Yardley (4), Laila Lee and Amirah Karam (6T). In the top 10 Bars finishers - Sophia Pierce (3), Amirah Karam (4), Hannah Hudson (5), Sarah Martin (8), Laila Lee (10). In the top 10 Beam finishers - Laila Lee (1), Clara Yardley (2), Sophia Pierce (3), Hannah Hudson (4), Victoria O'Laughlin (6), Sarah Martin (7), Amirah Karam (9). In the top 10 Floor finishers - Clara Yardley (1), Sophia Pierce (2), Laila Lee and Amirah Karam (4), Hannah Hudson (6).

Complete results from the meet

posted 12/12/2014
Ballard Wins First Meet of Season
In their home opener the Ballard gymnastics team took first place vs Eastlake and Redmond.

1. Ballard 153.25
2. Eastlake 136.9
3. Redmond 92.3

Ballard sophomore Clara Yardley started the season with 2nd place finishes on bars, beam, floor and in the all around. Junior Lauren Lee tied for first on vault and was third on bars, beam and in the all around. Also with impressive showings were Junior Sophia Pierce (5th on vault, bars and in the all around), senior Madison Woods (6th on vault), junior Laila Lee (6th on bars) and sophomore Hannah Hudson (6th on beam and in the all around).

Next meet is at Ballard on Thursday, December 12th.
by posted 12/09/2013
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