Hornets Chalk Up Record Meet

Kalliah McCartney, Sacramento State
Feb. 23, 2016

MPSF Women's Gym Release 7

SACRAMENTO STATE chalked up a record-setting meet this past Friday (Feb. 19) in The Nest. The Hornets totaled 196.475 against San Jose State (195.300), an all-time program high. The team total also ranks second in MPSF history. En route to the total, the squad put together a school and conference record 49.400 on uneven bars, along with a 49.000 on vault and 49.275 on floor, with the latter two events each placing top-15 in MPSF history. The bars total took down the Spartans’ 49.325 set at the 2004 MPSF Championship. Individually, Caitlin Soliwoda tied the MPSF all-time bars record (9.95), a mark not recorded in the event since 2004 (Shirla Choy, SJSU). Lauren Rice went 9.925 on floor, an MPSF season-high and 11th-best all-time in the conference. Kalliah McCartney totaled 39.350 all-around, tied for seventh in MPSF history, highlighted by a 9.90 floor routine.

SAN JOSE STATE Maddie Herr tied the eighth-best all-around in school history (39.325), which also equals the 13th-best all-time in the conference, as the Spartans collected a season-high 195.300 at Sacramento State (Feb. 19). The team total ties for 13th in school history, and 21st in MPSF history. The SJSU floor squad totaled 49.025, led by a third-place tie by Herr and Erica Matos (9.85). Herr also posted a winning balance beam (9.85) en route to the second-place all-around. Marissa Unpingco shared second on beam (9.825).

SEATTLE PACIFIC Maria Hundley nearly set the all-around school record in a tri-meet at Northern Illinois, with Ball State (Feb. 19). The Falcons equaled their eighth-best total all-time (193.900). Hundley totaled 39.200, No. 2 all-time at SPU, highlighted by her school record-tying and second-place vault (9.875). Hundley also produced the winning balance beam (9.80) and a third-place tie on bars (9.85). Ariana Harger shared third on floor by matching her career-high (9.875).

UC DAVIS totaled 194.025 in taking on No. 3 Michigan and the host Southern Utah, who upset the Wolverines in the high altitude of Cedar City. Highlighting the Aggies were Stephanie Stamates and Katy Nogaki. Stamates tied for third with 9.90 on floor, her fifth such score in her career, while Nogaki won a share of the balance beam title with a career-high tying 9.875.

AIR FORCE totaled 190.200 as it traveled to Iowa State, to face the Cyclones and No. 18 Minnesota (Feb. 19). Sarah Neumann chipped in the top Falcon placement, going for 9.75 for a sixth-place balance beam. Kara Witgen recorded 9.775 on floor, placing in the top-half of the field.

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE M’rcy Matsunami accumulated the fourth-best all-around in program history with a winning 39.050 and tied the 19-year-old Seawolf balance beam record, as UAA totaled a season-high 192.275 at Illinois-Chicago (Feb. 14). Matsunami’s 9.85 beam was the program’s all-time best on the DI level (since 2004) and for any UAA gymnast since 1997.