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Sehome High School has sponsored women’s gymnastics for thirty-four years and has established itself as a dominant gymnastic program on a state and national level. Sehome holds the NFHS National High School record for the most team state gymnastic championships (23) and the record of the most consecutive team state championships, winning 13 titles between 1973 and 1985.
Sehome won its first state title in 1973 and continued with 13 straight state championship seasons. The Sehome gymnastic program suffered its first state competition loss in 1986, but in 1987 they began another winning streak. From 1987 to 1993, the Sehome gymnastic program won seven consecutive state championships, a mark that is the sixth best streak within the national high school records. After 1993, the Sehome girls gymnastic program won four more state championships bringing the total to twenty-three.
The gymnasts at Sehome have won a total of thirty-two individual state championships in the following events: three vault, eight uneven bar, four balance beam, ten floor exercise, and seven individual All-Around titles.
The Sehome teams under Nola Ayres, coach for 25 years, compiled a 384-1 dual meet record and the Mariners, at one point in history, had an overall record of 402-8.