Tabbutt, a senior who plans to attend Whitman College in the fall, finished with 36.32 points.
Cady Markin of University High near Spokane won the all-around title with 37.30 points.
“I always knew I’d come back and do high school gymnastics again,” Tabbutt said. “It was a pretty good day. I’m pleased.”
Tabbutt placed fifth in the vault with a score of 9.45, eighth in the bars with 8.62, 17th on the beam with 8.9. She scored a 9.35 on floor exercise.
“I was a little nervous,” Tabbutt said. “I always am.”
“I thought she did great,” Capital coach Karen McQuiston said. “She really performed well.”
Tabbutt advanced to today’s individual events competition, where she’ll start over with new scores.
Kamiakin won the 3A team title (174.27) over Enumclaw (173.57), with defending champion Auburn Mountainview fourth (164.45).
Newport of Bellevue, led by all-around champion Kristine Wong (37.3), won the 4A team title (174) over Beamer (173.45).