Hebert Takes Down Oldest MPSF Record

Kelley Hebert, UC Davis (Photo by Mark Honbo)
Kelley Hebert, UC Davis (Photo by Mark Honbo)
March 6, 2018

MPSF Women's Gym Release 9

KELLEY HEBERT OF UC DAVIS MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK

UC Davis freshman Kelley Hebert (Dublin, CA) totaled a conference record and first-place 39.525 all-around in a home meet with Air Force (Mar. 2), leading UCD to the fourth-highest score in MPSF history with 196.350. Hebert’s four-event total broke what was then the oldest record in MPSF Gymnastics history, the individual all-around, set in 2004. She tied a school record with a winning 9.95 on floor, also tied for third in MPSF history, and achieved only one other time in the MPSF since 2005. She added a pair of first-place tying 9.85 scores on vault and uneven bars, and a second-place 9.875 on balance beam. The Aggie beam team compiled an MPSF record 49.250. This is the conference-high fifth MPSF weekly honor for Hebert, all in the last six weeks. Others Nominated: Courtney Soliwoda (SAC); Taylor Chan (SJSU).…

KYLA KESSLER OF UC DAVIS MPSF FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

UC Davis freshman Kyla Kessler (Fremont, CA) finished second allaround with 39.200 in a home meet with Air Force (Mar. 2), becoming just the fourth first-year Aggie to crack the 39-point barrier more than once. She scored 9.825 on vault, beam and floor, plus a 9.725 on bars. Kessler’s beam score helped UC Davis set a school and conference record 49.250 in the event, while her floor routine boosted that squad to a conference season-best 49.275. The overall 196.350 ranks third in UC Davis history and fourth in the all-time MPSF record book. This is the second MPSF weekly honor for Kessler (Feb. 6). Others Nominated: Tyler Davis (AFA).…

ANNA SALAMONE OF AIR FORCE MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK

Air Force sophomore Anna Salamone (Bayport, NY) matched the secondbest uneven bars score in Academy history at the San Jose State Quad (Mar. 4), as she garnered a first-place and MPSF season-high 9.900. She became the first Falcon to reach the 9.900 mark on bars since 2003. Air Force totaled a season-high 194.500, fourth-highest in Doug Day’s coaching tenure. At UC Davis two days earlier (Mar. 2), Salamone scored a career-best 9.850 vault to tie for first (third vault title of the year) and a 9.825 on bars to tie for third. This is the fourth career MPSF weekly award for Salamone, including three this year. Air Force also has seven of the nine conference specialist awards in 2018. Others Nominated: Yasmine Yektaparast (UCD).…

UCD’S HEBERT TAKES DOWN OLDEST ALL-TIME MPSF RECORD

UC DAVIS Kelley Hebert and the Aggies chalked up a meet for the MPSF record books this past Friday (Mar. 2). The freshman totaled a conference record 39.525 all-around in a home dual with Air Force, leading UCD to the fourth-highest score in MPSF history with 196.350. Hebert’s four-event total broke what was then the oldest record in MPSF Gymnastics history, the individual all-around, set 14 years ago on March 9, 2004 (Jessa Liegl-AFA; 39.475). Hebert scored a 9.95 on floor, tied for third in MPSF history and achieved only one other time in the MPSF since 2005 (former Aggie Stephanie Stamates, 2015). Hebert added a pair of first-place tying 9.85 scores on vault and uneven bars (with Gabby Landess), and a second-place 9.875 on balance beam. The Aggie beam team also compiled an MPSF record 49.250, breaking their own conference standard from last year (49.225). Alexis Brown led that effort with a 9.90, tied for fifth all-time in the MPSF. UCD’s floor total of 49.275 was an MPSF season-best. Kyla Kessler became the fourth Aggie to break 39 twice in her rookie year (39.200).

SAN JOSE STATE scored a first-place and season-high 195.050 in a home quad, defeating No. 29 Central Michigan, along with MPSF opponents Air Force and Seattle Pacific. Taylor Chan won two titles with a career-best 9.875 vault and a season-best 9.900 floor. The Spartan vault squad totaled 49.075, tied for seventh all-time in the MPSF. Katie Won was second all-around in her final home meet (39.000).

AIR FORCE Anna Salamone posted her third vault title of the year at UC Davis, sharing first-place with a 9.850, as the Falcons totaled 194.050. In the quad meet at San Jose State (Mar. 4), Air Force totaled the fourth-best score in Doug Day’s tenure of 194.500. Salamone posted a first-place and MPSF season-high 9.90 on bars, with Howard following in second with a 9.85. The 9.90 is the first on bars for AFA in 15 years (Laura Frank, 9.925 in 2003), while the mark ties for second at the Academy.

SEATTLE PACIFIC recorded a season-high 193.225 in the quad at San Jose State, which included season-bests on bars (48.075), beam (48.475) and floor (48.675). Itzia San Roman tied for second on beam with a career-high tying score from last week (9.825). Miyuki Matsune equaled her career-best beam with a 9.800, still executing her routine without using her heavily bandaged left arm.

SACRAMENTO STATE competed in a dual at No. 14 Boise State (Mar. 2), scoring 193.450. Courtney Soliwoda tied for the balance beam victory with a 9.875. Annie Juarez tied for fourth on floor (9.825) and Caitlin Soliwoda was third all-around (38.975)

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE had a bye this past week, and closes its regular season in a quad meet at Sacramento State Friday (Mar. 9).