Season-Highs for Three MPSF Teams

Yasmine Yektaparast, UC Davis (Photo by Wayne Tilcock)
March 1, 2016

MPSF Women's Gym Release 8

UC DAVIS totaled a season-high 195.225 in a home dual against Alaska-Anchorage (Feb. 28), ranking ninth all-time in Aggie history and 24th all-time in the MPSF. Katy Nogaki delivered a winning 9.875 on vault as well as a 9.80 on beam. Her beam score led an event total of 48.950, tied for seventh at UCD. Yasmine Yektaparast led a top-four Aggie floor sweep with a winning 9.90, becoming just the second Aggie freshman all-time to earn such a mark on floor. The floor squad tallied a season-best 49.100. Stephanie Stamates recorded 9.875 on both beam and floor, placing first (with Alexis Brown) and second, respectively.

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE tied the school record on balance beam of 48.650, set nearly one year ago to the day, in the dual at UC Davis (Feb. 28). M’rcy Matsunami totaled 38.850 all-around for the second-straight meet, tied for 14th in UAA history. At Seattle Pacific (Feb. 26), UAA totaled its fourth-best score all-time with a season-high (193.325), along with No. 8 on beam (48.375), No. 11 on bars (48.250), and No. 14 on vault (48.375). Matsunami shared the vault title (9.80). UAA placed ahead of SPU for the second-straight meet in Seattle, after falling to the Falcons the previous 25 meets in Brougham Pavilion.

AIR FORCE Kara Witgen placed in the top-three in every event, leading the Falcons to a near full point season-best 192.650 in an easy home win over SE Missouri State (190.425), Feb. 27. Witgen scored a career-high and won her fifth all-around of the year (38.975), placed second on vault (9.75, career-high) and bars (9.80), and third on beam (9.675) and floor (9.75).

SACRAMENTO STATE Kalliah McCartney totaled 39.275 in a four-team meet which included 14th-ranked Nebraska, Northern Illinois and Bridgeport, as the Hornets took second in Lincoln (194.875). McCartney scored 9.875 to tie for first-place on vault, had a 9.775 on bars, 9.800 on beam and 9.825 on floor. She has now surpassed 39.000 all-around four times this season and ranks fourth in the West Region with an RQS of 39.105. Jackie Sampson hit a 9.825 to tie for second on bars.

SAN JOSE STATE Maddie Herr tallied 38.875 to place second all-around at Seattle Pacific (Feb. 26), highlighted by a first-place tie on bars (9.80), as the Spartans accumulated a winning 193.925 over Alaska-Anchorage and the host SPU. San Jose State equaled its eighth-best beam total in school history (48.925), led by Allison Bellingham’s career-high and first-place tie (9.875). Freshman Josalyn Ray earned her first collegiate event title, posting 9.80 on vault to also share first-place.

SEATTLE PACIFIC Maria Hundley chalked up another remarkable meet, leading the Falcons to 192.275 at home against San Jose State and Alaska-Anchorage (Feb. 26). Hundley won titles on the bars (9.80, tie), beam (9.875, season-best), and all-around (39.125, No. 3 tie in SPU history). She added a third-place vault (9.775).