CLASS 4A 

When: Friday and Saturday at Thornton High School. Competition begins 8:50 a.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Local teams: Niwot.

Notes: Niwot’s overall team score of 174.35 was the third-best regional score of any Class 4A team … After placing 11th at the 5A state meet last season, the Cougars are excited about their potential for a team title in the 4A division in 2014 … Cougars sophomore Maddie Barkow placed seventh in the vault and 11th on the beam at last year’s 5A state meet … Barkow enters the state meet with the fifth-best all-around score (35.450), fifth-best floor routine (9.300) and third-best score on the vault (9.250) … Marissa Koski enters with the sixth-best all-around (34.750), sixth-best on bars (8.600) and fourth-best on beam (9.200) … Gabby Casey is seventh-best on bars (8.575) and ninth-best on beam (8.850) … Alexis Carroll enters the state meet with the sixth-best score on the vault with a 9.100. Hannah McDonald has the eighth-best score with a 9.025.

 

 

CLASS 5A

When: Friday and Saturday at Thornton High School. Competition begins at 3:05 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Local teams: Broomfield, Legacy/Mountain Range.

Notes: With a combined 183.72, the Front Range League champion Broomfield Eagles enter the state meet with the second highest regional score … The Legacy/Mountain Range combination squad enters the state meet with the third highest score, combining to total a 182.57 … Broomfield junior Sarah Holbrook has battled a painful back condition this season but still has high expectations on the beam and floor after taking second in the all-around at state last season … The Eagles won the 5A team title in 2012 and missed the championship last season, falling just .45 of a point short of champion Overland … The Eagles won the team championship at the 5A Region 1 meet on Oct. 25 … Eagles senior Kailey Licata won the all-around (38.325), floor (9.70), beam (9.70), bars (9.575) and took fifth in the vault (9.35) at the 5A Region 1 meet. Her all-around score was the highest at any 5A regional meet … In early October, Eagles freshman Heidi Liles, a top 10 competitor in three events, suffered a broken ankle in practice … Legacy/Mountain Range junior Rachel Dillmann’s 37.750 all-around score was the sixth-best of any regional score.

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