Spartans Record Top-10 Program Totals

Katie Won, San Jose State (Photo courtesy SJSU Athletics)
Jan. 23, 2018

MPSF Women's Gym Release 3

KATIE WON OF SAN JOSE STATE MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK

San Jose State senior Katie Won (Mesa, AZ) claimed the all-around title with a season-best 39.075 in a meet at Utah State with Sacramento State (Jan. 19). She finished second on the balance beam as she tied her career- high with a 9.850, and added a 9.800 on floor, 9.725 on bars and 9.700 on vault. Won’s routines helped the beam team to the seventh-best beam score in school history (48.975) and the vault team to the 10th-best vault score in school history (48.850). This is Won’s fourth career MPSF weekly award. Others Nominated: Jackie Sampson (Sac State).…

KENDRA BRAIDA OF SAC STATE MPSF FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Sacramento State true freshman Kendra Braida (Elk Grove, CA) led off the Hornet lineup on balance beam and finished with the high score on the team. Braida scored a career-high 9.800 to tie for fifth-place in a three-team meet which featured the host Utah State and San Jose State (Jan.19). The score easily surpassed her previous high of 9.575 from the first two meets. This is the first career MPSF honor for Braida.

ELLIE PASCOE-LONG OF SAN JOSE STATE MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK

San Jose State junior Ellie Pascoe-Long (Eugene, OR) had the meet of her career as the Spartans competed at Utah State with Sacramento State on (Jan. 19). She won her first two career event titles at the meet, scoring a career-best 9.825 on vault for an outright win and tying her career-high with a 9.850 on floor to share the win. She was part of the vault team which scored a 48.850, to tie for the 10th-best vault score in school history. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Pascoe-Long. Others Nominated: Isabella Scalapino (UAA)…

SPARTANS COMPILE TOP-10 ALL-TIME PROGRAM EVENT TOTALS

SAN JOSE STATE placed second (194.275) in a tri-meet at Utah State (Jan. 19), ahead of Sacramento State. The Spartan beam team totaled 48.975, tying for seventh-best in program history, and won individually by Stephanie Relova (9.875). The vault squad also compiled their 10th-best all-time total (48.850), led by a title from Ellie Pascoe-Long’s career-high (9.825). Pascoe-Long also delivered a first-place and career floor routine (9.85), giving her the first two titles of her career. Katie Won accumulated a winning all-around (39.075), highlighted by a career-high tying and second-place beam (9.850). Taylor Chan recorded three 9.80 scores and finished third all-around (38.700).

SACRAMENTO STATE Jackie Sampson shared the uneven bars title (9.825) at Utah State (Jan. 19), as the Hornets totaled 193.275 on the night. Caitlin Soliwoda was second all-around (38.975), backed by top-five routines on bars (9.775---5th) and floor (9.825—T-4th with Annie Juarez). Kendra Braida recorded a career-high 9.80 on beam, which tied for fifth.

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE Kendra Daniels won the balance beam title (9.675) at Illinois State last Sunday (Jan. 21) as the Seawolves totaled 186.150. Kaylin Mancari recorded a career-high 9.75 to finish second on floor. Daniels and Isabelle Fox tied for third on floor (9.725), while Fox was runner-up in the all-around (37.725). Isabella Scalapino had consecutive team-highs of 9.625 (at Lindenwood) and 9.65 (at Illinois State) on vault in her collegiate debuts.

SEATTLE PACIFIC totaled 186.875 at No. 8 Boise State (Jan. 19), a meet which also included No. 7 Denver and Illinois-Chicago. McKenna Zimmermann was the top Falcon in three events, scoring 9.725 on vault, 9.650 on beam, and 9.500 on bars.

UC DAVIS was off last week, and hosts West Virginia and Illinois-Chicago Friday (Jan.26). Alexis Brown captured event titles on floor (9.90), bars (9.80), and all-around (39.050), to lead the Aggies in a dual win at Seattle Pacific in the last meet (Jan. 12), 193.125-191.325. First collegiate wins for Kelley Hebert on beam (9.85) and Kyla Kessler on vault (9.75) completed the five-event sweep for UCD.

AIR FORCE was off last week, and resumes action at BYU Friday (Jan. 26). Anna Salamone had the highest event finish for the Falcons in the last meet at No. 8 Denver (Jan. 14). She scored 9.825 on the uneven bars, tying for third-place.