Three Teams Hit Season-Highs

Analise Howard, Air Force (Photo by Arnie Spencer)
Analise Howard, Air Force (Photo by Arnie Spencer)
Feb. 27, 2018

MPSF Women's Gym Release 8

DARIAN BURNS OF SEATTLE PACIFIC MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK

Seattle Pacific sophomore Darian Burns (Atlanta, GA) topped 39 points last Friday (Feb. 23) for the first time in her career to share the all-around title (39.150), also tying for first-place on floor (9.850) and winning the vault outright (9.825), in a home triangular with Alaska Anchorage and Sacramento State. Her four-event total was the sixth highest in school history and helped the Falcons to a season-best total of 192.825. Her vault score was a career-high as was her second-place tying balance beam mark of 9.800. This is the second career MPSF weekly honor for Burns, previously earning a freshman award last year. Others Nominated: Caitlin Soliwoda (SAC); Alexis Brown (UCD); Anna Salamone (AFA); Ellie Pascoe-Long (SJSU).…

KELLEY HEBERT OF UC DAVIS MPSF FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

UC Davis freshman Kelley Hebert (Dublin, CA) tied teammate Alexis Brown for the all-around title (39.025) in last Friday’s road dual at San Jose State (Feb. 23). She tied for second on the balance beam with a 9.800, was third on floor with a 9.850, and fifth on uneven bars (9.700). Hebert became the third Aggie freshman to break the 39-point barrier more than once, joining Brown (2015) and Katie Yamamura (2010). This is the conferencehigh fourth MPSF weekly honor for Hebert this year. Others Nominated: Tyler Davis (AFA); Isabelle Fox (UAA); McKenna Zimmerman (SPU).…

ANALISE HOWARD OF AIR FORCE MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK

Air Force junior Analise Howard (Westminster, CA) collected a pair of 9.850 scores to place second on uneven bars and third on balance beam in a home tri-meet against No. 35 New Hampshire and Temple (Feb. 24). The Falcons placed second in the meet. This is the third career MPSF Specialist award for Howard, including two this year. Air Force also has six of the eight conference specialist awards this year.…

THREE MPSF TEAMS TALLY SEASON-HIGHS

AIR FORCE placed second in a home tri-meet with the fifth-highest score in the 12-year Doug Day coaching era, compiling a season-best 194.475, behind No. 35 New Hampshire and ahead of Temple (Feb. 24). Tyler Davis scored a 9.850 to win the floor for the second time in as many weeks and tallied a career-high 9.800 to finish fourth on the beam. Analise Howard collected a pair of 9.850 scores to place second on bars and third on beam. Anna Salamone recorded a third-place routine on bars (9.825).

SEATTLE PACIFIC Darian Burns became the sixth Falcon to reach 39 all-around, totaling a first-place tying 39.150 in a home tri-meet with Sacramento State and Alaska-Anchorage. SPU totaled a season-high 192.825, along with event-highs on vault (48.575), beam (48.350), and floor (48.525). Burns also won vault outright with a career-high (9.825), shared the floor win (9.85) and tied for second on beam (9.80) behind teammate Itzia San Roman (9.825). McKenna Zimmermann set two career-highs, placing third on vault (9.775) along with a balance beam best of 9.725.

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE recorded a season-high 191.950 in the tri-meet at Seattle Pacific (Feb. 23). The Seawolves earned season-highs on beam (48.425) and floor (48.125), Mackenzie Miller had a career-high on beam (9.75), Kendra Daniels shard fourth on floor (9.75), and Hope Nelson was fourth on bars (9.75). Isabelle Fox accumulated a top-five all-around (38.525).

SACRAMENTO STATE won a tri-meet at Seattle Pacific, with Alaska-Anchorage, scoring 194.075. Caitlin Soliwoda shared the all-around win with a 39.150, backed by three scores of 9.80. She tied for first on bars and second on beam, and was second outright on vault. Annie Juarez tied for the floor win (9.85), while Jackie Sampson matched Soliwoda’s win on bars.

UC DAVIS Alexis Brown and Kelley Hebert shared the all-around title (39.025) to lead the Aggies in a dual win (194.525) at San Jose State (Feb. 23). Brown captured the win on balance beam at 9.875, tied for the floor title on a career-high tying 9.900, and tied for second on bars. Hebert scored a third-place 9.850 on floor then tied for second on beam with a 9.800.

SAN JOSE STATE scored a 193.450 in a dual against UC Davis (Feb. 23). Ellie Pascoe-Long opened and closed the meet with a title, winning vault (9.825) and floor with a career and team season-high (9.90, tie-1st). Katie Won posted the bars win (9.85).