Road Sweeps for Alaska and Air Force

MPSPORTSDOTORG Abbey Rogers of Air Force was named MPSF gymnast of the week.
MPSPORTSDOTORG
Abbey Rogers of Air Force was named MPSF gymnast of the week.
MPSPORTSDOTORG

March 3, 2009

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ALASKA-ANCHORAGE (7-7) nailed its third-highest team score in program history (192.775) in a tri-meet win over Rutgers and Bridgeport at Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday. Sophomore Leah Wilson took the All-Around (38.825) and balance beam (9.8) and Kristy Boswell had a career-effort to win the uneven bars (9.8). The night before, UAA hit its fifth-best all-time mark (191.85) to defeat Ursinus and West Chester. Wilson also took the beam title (9.75) and All-Around (38.525). The Seawolves are off until March 13 & 15 when Kentucky visits for a pair of dual meets.

AIR FORCE (8-7) freshman Jenna Dudley won three individual events plus the All-Around, as the Falcons topped Hamline Sunday with a 188.725 team score. She won the uneven bars (9.575), balance beam (9.6), and floor (9.7), en route to the top All-Around mark (38.4). Dudley was also third on vault (9.525), an event title claimed by teammate Abbey Rogers (9.625). Rogers took second on bars (9.55), floor (9.6), and All-Around (37.875), and in a tri-meet win (187.3) over Wisconsin-La Crosse and Oshkosh, won the beam (9.7), floor (9.65), and All-Around (38.275). Air Force is off until March 14 when visiting SE Missouri State.

UC DAVIS (4-8-1), in what has become a weekly occurrence, tallied yet another season-high team mark (192.7) in a home triangular last Friday. In all but one week this year, the Aggies have beaten their season-high from the previous week. UCD placed third to Pac-10 powers Stanford and Oregon State, both in the West Region's Top-three. Sophomore Michele Hurlock was the top event finisher for Davis, placing fifth on the balance beam (9.75). Junior Tanya Ho tied for fifth on the bars (9.825). Junior Kendall McCann tied her career-high All-Around (38.3) in a fourth-place outcome. UC Davis returns to the gym Sunday (Mar. 8) for a quad meet, hosting Sacramento State, Bowling Green, and New Hampshire.

SEATTLE PACIFIC (1-12) tallied a 188.7 and a 189.875 in a pair of home dual meets with Eastern Michigan last Tuesday and Friday. In the second meet, Laura Willis placed second All-Around (38.5), boosted by a runner-up finish on the beam (9.675) and third-place on vault (9.65). Brianna Schwartz won the bars (9.725), while Sherah Veron (9.8) took the floor title. Schwartz also won the bars (9.75) in the first meet. The Falcons are at Oregon State Friday.

ABBEY ROGERS MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Woodland, Calif. - Air Force senior Abbey Rogers (Pittsburgh, PA/Seneca Valley HS) won two event titles on beam (9.7) and floor (9.65), plus the All-Around (38.275) title at the Wisconsin La-Crosse tri-meet. She also placed second on vault and third on bars. Rogers took second on bars, floor, and All-Around at Hamline.