Katie Won, San Jose State (Photo courtesy SJSU Athletics)
Feb. 7, 2017
MPSF Women's Gym Release 5
UC DAVIS put together the MPSF’s best road meet so far in 2017, compiling 194.825 in a dual win at San Jose State (Feb. 3). Katy Nogaki and Rachel Kreager shared the balance beam title (9.825), while Alexis Brown matched her season-high with a winning vault (9.825) en route to a second-place 38.400 all-around. The Aggie vault squad compiled a season-best 48.825. Miranda Holder shared the win on floor by equaling her career-best (9.85). Nogaki added a second-place vault (9.80), as did Yonni Michovska on bars (9.825).
SAN JOSE STATE tallied a season-high 193.925 last Friday (Feb. 3) against UC Davis. Katie Won recorded a career-high and the MPSF’s top 2017 all-around (39.225)--tying for first on floor (9.85, career-high), tying for second on vault (9.80), and third on bars (9.80) and beam (9.775, tie). Kaprece Nadonza posted a career-high 9.85 on bars to win her first collegiate title in the event.
SACRAMENTO STATE accumulated 194.400 in a home dual win over Alaska-Anchorage (Feb. 3). Caitlin Soliwoda won her third all-around this year with a career-high (39.150). She tied for first on bars with her sister Courtney (9.80), along with her first career win on floor with another career effort (9.825). Soliwoda also posted a second-place vault (9.775) and fourth-place beam (9.75). Courtney added an additional 9.80 score on beam, taking third. Julia Konner won vault (9.80) and Lauren Rice shared the beam win (9.825).
ALASKA-ANCHORAGE recorded a season-high 190.900 in a dual at Sacramento State (Feb. 3). The Seawolves tallied a 48.450 on beam, seventh-best in program history. Kendra Daniels tied her career-high and fifth best balance beam in school history, sharing the event win (9.825). She also had her first-ever counting floor routine, posting 9.725. Morgan Ross collected a career-high second-place all-around (38.325), tying for third on vault along the way (9.75).
AIR FORCE won a road dual at Seattle Pacific (Feb. 4) with a season-high 192.675. The AFA balance beam team recorded five of the top-seven scores, tallying a season-high 48.925, led by Kara Witgen’s first-place career-effort (9.875). She went on to win the all-around (38.450). Brittney Reed and Mariana Murphy shared the bars title (9.675), with the former also taking second on beam (9.825) and the latter second all-around (37.675). The Academy hosts SPU, along with UC Davis, Saturday (Feb. 11).
SEATTLE PACIFIC surpassed 190 for the second straight meet, compiling 190.550 in a home dual against Air Force (Feb. 4). Ariana Harger won the vault (9.80), and tied Lauren Glover for first-place on floor (9.85). SPU managed a top-three sweep on vault, with Darian Burns taking second (9.775) and Lena Wirth third (9.75). Tracie Villanueva placed third on beam (9.80).