Aggies Post First-Ever Win Over Gym Devils

Jan. 24, 2017

MPSF Women's Gym Release 3

UC DAVIS Miranda Holder and Alexis Brown shared the vault title (9.775), as did Yonnie Michovska on bars (9.80) and Yasmine Yektaparast on floor (9.775), en route to a season team-high 194.000 in edging the Pac 12’s Arizona State (193.225) on the road (Jan. 21). The meet marked the Aggies’ first win in three visits to Tempe in their Division I era since 1993. Brown added a second-place beam (9.775) and totaled 38.425 as the lone all-arounder in the dual meet. Kara Jones tied for third on floor (9.75).

SAN JOSE STATE took on two top-20 opponents (Jan. 21), No. 17 Washington and host No. 13 California, and totaled 193.875. The Spartans finished the meet on the uneven bars with a 49.025, tying for sixth-best in school history, and tying for 17th all-time in the MPSF. The bars total, led by Kaitlin Won’s 9.825, also marked a 2017 conference event-high. Won finished the night with her best all-around since her freshman year (39.075). Taylor Chan posted the squad’s best finish, taking third on floor (9.85).

SACRAMENTO STATE won a road dual at Air Force (Jan. 21), 193.150-191.475. Caitlin Soliwoda had two wins on the night, taking her second-straight all-around (39.025) and tying for first on beam with Tara Catour (9.80). Soliwoda also placed second on bars (9.775), as did her sister Courtney on vault (9.775, tie). Annie Juarez was the floor winner (9.825), while Lauren Rice had a victory on bars (9.80) and third-place tie on beam with Courtney Soliwoda (9.725).

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE had its first win of 2017, scoring 188.200 at home against Wisconsin-Stout (Jan. 20). Victories came from Nicole Larkin and Mackenzie Miller, who tied with 9.5s on bars, Kallie Randolph with a 9.70 floor, and Sophia Hyderally, who earned a 9.675 in her collegiate debut on balance beam. In the second win (Jan. 23), UAA totaled 48.500 on floor in the last rotation, capped by a career-high 9.875 (T-10th UAA history) by Morgan Ross to seal the meet win (189.350).

AIR FORCE hosted No. 24 Sacramento State, accumulating a season-high 191.475 (Jan. 21). Kara Witgen highlighted the Falcons with a first-place and career vault (9.80). Anna Salamone tied for second on the event, also with a career-best (9.775). Casey Bell took second on floor (9.775). Mariana Murphy was second all-around (38.125), Air Force travels to Centenary Sunday (Jan. 29).

SEATTLE PACIFIC accumulated 189.700 as it competed against No. 19 Oregon State and No. 26 Northern Illinois in Corvallis (Jan. 21). Darian Burns finished in a four-way tie for third on vault (9.80) for the best Falcon finish. The SPU vault squad totaled 48.450, the best team event in the tri-meet. Seattle Pacific hosts Hamline Friday (Jan. 27).