Chantilly, Herndon, and Lee won district meet titles as expected while Lake Braddock surprised West Springfield in the Northern District as an injury hurt the Spartans' chances.
The top two teams, the top four all-around finishers and the top six individuals in each event from each district qualify to compete in the regional meet Saturday at Chantilly at 1 p.m.
West Springfield Sophomore LeeAnne Revell won the all-around title with a victory on the uneven bars, second place on the balance beam and fourth place in the vault for a combined score of 35.65.
But without the additional all-around talent of sophomore Rachel Griffin, who had to drop out of the meet after hitting her head on the balance beam in warmups, requiring 13 stitches, the Spartans could not overcome the strength of defending Virginia AAA champion Lake Braddock and fell short of the Bruins' winning score of 138.6 by 2.65 points.
Lake Braddock's Misty Minger, last year's state runnerup in the all-around, competed only on one apparatus due to an injury she sustained while skiing last month. Minger, a senior, finished fourth on the uneven bars to qualify for the Northern Region meet in that event.
The Bruins' freshman Marchelle Yoch finished second in the all-around and teammate Shannon Propps tied with Robinson's Kari Ellison for third place.
Lee dethroned defending champion Edison by winning the team title with 90.1 points. Edison was second with 85.7. Coach Deirdra Reynolds, who is running programs at both Lee and Mount Vernon, saw three of her all-around gymnasts qualify for the Northern Region meet.
Regena Oelrich of Mount Vernon was the all-around champion with a score of 33.5. Lee's Andrea Banta and Donna McCoy finished second and fourth respectively. Edison's Cathy Smith was third.
In individual events Oelrich, the only senior and all-around competitor on the Majors' small squad, won the uneven bars and balance beam, was second on vault and third in the floor exercise. Banta was first in the floor exercise and vault, second on the uneven bars and sixth on the balance beam.
Herndon bounced back from last year's fourth-place district finish to win the team title last week with 97.5 points, just 1.3 points ahead of South Lakes. Madison, the defending district champion, place third with 94.15 points.
The Hornets' Meredith Swanzy led her team to victory with first-place finishes on the floor, vault and uneven bars and second on the balance beam to win the all-around title with 35.8 points.
South Lakes' Hope Trelogan was all-around runnerup, trailing by .85 points. Madison's Suzanne Walther won the balance beam and finished third all-around with 34.15. Washington-Lee's sophomore Megan Woods was fourth with 33.4 points.
Led by strong performances from Blake Ford and Jeanine Perron, Chantilly won the Potomac District meet with a team total of 95.35 points, 3.4 points better than runnerup Fairfax.
Ford led the way for the Chargers, capturing the balance beam and the uneven bars on the way to the all-around crown with 34.25 points. Perron supported Ford's effort with a fifth-place finish all-around (31.0), including a fourth place finish on the vault.
Fairfax was led by Missy Dyer, who placed third all-around (32.9) and finished second in the balance beam and the uneven bars. Jenny Kinzli of Falls Church captured the floor exercise and the vault for a 33.05, good for second in the all-around.
Annandale, which was led by Lori Snoots (fourth all-around with a total of 32.5), placed third in the team competition with 88.95 points.