Four Teams Hit Season-High; Daniels Sets UAA Record

Kendra Daniels, Alaska-Anchorage (Photo courtesy UAA)
Feb. 21, 2017

MPSF Women's Gym Release 7

SACRAMENTO STATE Caitlin Soliwoda accumulated a 39.325 all-around—tied for ninth-highest in school history and tied for 18th all-time in the MPSF—as the Hornets achieved a 2017 MPSF-high 195.550 in a quad at Texas Woman’s (Feb. 19). The team total tied for 17th in MPSF history, while the bars squad’s 49.075 tied for 13th in the conference record book. Soliwoda finished in a four-way tie for first-place on floor with a career-high 9.875. She also was second on bars with a 9.875 and tied for second on vault (9.825). Tara Catour delivered a 9.80 on floor.

UC DAVIS made it six straight victories, scoring 194.900 and a season-high 195.100 in home duals with Alaska-Anchorage (Feb. 17-19). Alexis Brown totaled seven of the 10 possible wins over the two meets. She had a 39.300 all-around Friday, tied for sixth in UCD history, with wins on vault (9.825), beam (9.900) and floor (9.825). The 9.900 on beam enters her into a five-way tie for the school record. Brown added meet titles on vault (9.850), floor (9.925), and all-around (38.975) on Sunday. The floor score ranks T-4th in school history and T-11th in the MPSF record books, and helped UCD post a total of 49.350 in the event (5th in program annals, 7th in MPSF). Brown also chipped in a 9.800 on bars, helping that squad compile a 49.225 – second in school history, T-8th in MPSF history.

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE Kendra Daniels matched the No. 2 balance beam in MPSF history in the second dual at UC Davis (Feb. 19), scoring 9.90. The mark was an all-time Seawolves’ record, and just the fifth 9.90 in school history on any event. The UAA 48.400 beam total tied the eighth-best all-time for the program, while the 48.550 on floor, 48.200 on bars, and 192.700 total were also season highs.

SEATTLE PACIFIC competed twice at Lindenwood (Feb. 17-19), highlighted by a season-high 192.300 in a tri-meet against Lindenwood and Brown. Ariana Harger shared the floor title with a 9.875, coincidentally in the same arena in St. Charles, MO (Hyland Arena) which she won a USAG national title last year. The Falcons registered season-best totals on t beam (48.400) and floor (48.575).

SAN JOSE STATE scored 194.950 in a road dual win at Air Force (Feb. 18). The Spartans posted individual titles with Kaitlin Won on bars (career-best 9.875), Chelsey Andrada on beam (season-best 9.825, first collegiate title), and Taylor Chan tying her career-best with a third floor win this year (9.875). Won also took home the all-around title (38.950). The Spartan beam team tallied a 48.975, tied for sixth in school history.

AIR FORCE recorded 193.225 in its home finale with San Jose State (Feb. 18), as Anna Salamone posted the vault title outright with a career-high (9.775) and Riley Hill shared first-place on beam (9.825). Kara Witgen earned a pair of runner-up finishes during her final home competition at the Academy, as she matched her career-high of 9.850 on the floor and scored a 9.750 on the vault.