THIS WEEK IN SEAWOLF GYMNASTICS ...
Saturday, Feb. 9 — 2 pm AST — Alaska Airlines Center — Anchorage, AK
UC Davis at Alaska Anchorage
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: The Seawolves will get another shot at snapping their 14-meet dual losing skid against the Aggies after a narrow 193.350-193.125 loss in Davis two weeks ago ... UCD comes in atop the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings and ranked 34th nationally with a 194.435 season average, boosted by a 195.225 season high ... UAA is ranked fourth in the six-team MPSF with a 191.567 average and a season high of 193.125 ... Saturday’s meet will mark the final home appearance for UAA’s lone active senior, Kaylin Mancari, as well as senior team manager Kierra Abraham, and will feature a short postmeet ceremony.
ALL-TIME VS. UCD: UCD leads 43-2 overall, 12-1 in Anchorage
Streak: UCD 14 / Last: UCD 193.350-193.125 (1/27/19 at UCD)
Notes: Saturday snaps a string of 10 straight regular-season meetings in Davis ... this marks UCD’s second trip to the Alaska Airlines Center (2015 MPSF Championships) and its first dual meet in Anchorage since 2008 ... both Seawolf victories came in 2004, including a 190.300-187.650 decision on Feb. 7 in Seattle ... first meeting came in UAA’s first year of gymnastics in 1985.
CALIFORNIA BEAMIN’: The Seawolves delivered a pair of solid efforts in Northern California in their last outings, earning 191.425 and finishing third at the San Jose State quad on Jan. 25 and achieving 193.125 – the 6th-best score in program history – and finishing second at the UC Davis tri-meet on Jan. 27 ... in San Jose, senior Kaylin Mancari and junior Sophia Hyderally helped UAA to the 2nd-best floor exercise score in program history at 48.975 ... UAA’s 191.425 points barely missed earning their first win in 13 all-time meetings against the host Spartans, who edged them for second place overall with 191.700 ... Air Force took the team title with 193.775, while Seattle Pacific finished fourth with 189.325 in the battle of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation programs ... UAA started the night on beam, getting a 9.675 from Hyderally, a 9.65 from Mancari and 9.625s from Tere Alonso and Isabelle Fox ... the floor exercise came next as the Seawolves got career-high efforts from five of their six competitors, plus a 9.8 from Fox ... Hyderally and Mancari equaled the 17th-best floor score in program history with 9.85s to tie for podium honors in third place, while juniors Mackenzie Miller and Kennedy Green scored 9.775 and 9.7, respectively ... the Seawolves held down second place for much of the final two rotations, getting a career-best 9.725 from Fox and a 9.6 from Green on the vault ... UAA finished on bars with a 46.975 total, led by Green’s 9.5, and Fox placed third of five all-arounders with a 38.600 total ... in Davis, Fox earned a 38.800 all-around and Hyderally equaled the second-best beam score in program history with a 9.9 ... the Seawolves’ total of 193.125 ranked No. 6 in program history, setting a January record for the third time in the last five meets ... UC Davis edged UAA for the team title with 193.350, while Sacramento State finished third with 191.625; the Seawolves’ victory over the Hornets was their first since 1992, snapping a 33-meet losing streak in regular-season contests ... UAA started with 48.550 on floor, tying the 17th-best program mark, led by a 9.8 from Hyderally and a 9.75 from Mancari ... Fox tied her career high on vault with a 9.7 to help the Seawolves score 47.900 in the second rotation, while on bars, UAA used five scores between 9.6 and 9.675 to post a season-best 48.200, tying the 19th-best total in program history ... Hyderally led the way again, while sophomore Hope Nelson and Miller delivered 9.65s ... following a 9.625 on bars, Mancari earned her second straight career high with a 9.825 on beam, and Fox tallied a 9.775.
TEAM NOTES: The Seawolves enter Saturdays’ meet with a 5-4 dual-meet record this season ... UAA’s floor average of 48.533 ranks No. 2 in the MPSF and is on pace to break the program record of 48.431 from 2016 ... UAA has produced three of the top 20 scores in program history this year, with the 193.125 on Jan. 27 (6th), the 192.400 on Jan. 11 (19th) and the 192.350 on Jan. 6 (20th) ... on floor, UAA has earned three of the top 12 marks in program history, including the 2nd-best at 48.975 on Jan. 25.
GYMNAST NOTES: So. Isabelle Fox picked up her 10th and 11th career individual victories with her all-around wins against Brown ... the reigning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Freshman of the Year led the Seawolves with eight event victories in 2018, marking the most for a UAA freshman since M’rcy Matsunami had 10 in 2013 ... Fox’s 38.850 all-around Jan. 6 tied for 15th on the program’s all-time list and second-best in the month of January; it was also UAA’s highest all-around score since 2016 ... Jr. Sophia Hyderally was the MPSF Gymnast of the Week for her efforts Jan. 25 & 27 in California ... Hyderally now owns six career beam scores of 9.825 or better after delivering an MPSF season-high 9.9 at UC Davis, which also tied for 8th-best in league history ... Hyderally owns the UAA and MPSF record with her 9.925 beam routine at the 2017 MPSF Championships ... competing on floor for the first time this season, Hyderally produced a 9.85 on Jan. 13 and currently ranks 4th in the MPSF with a 9.804 average – on pace for a program record ... senior Kaylin Mancari has been delivering the best gymnastics of her career, scoring 9.5 or better on all six of her beam routines and 9.575 or better on all six of her floor exercises ... Mancari produced career highs on all three of her apparatus on UAA’s California road trip, with a 9.625 on bars, a 9.825 on beam and a 9.85 on floor ... Jr. Mackenzie Miller picked up UAA’s first honor of the 2019 campaign when she earned MPSF Specialist of the Week for Jan. 7-13 ... Miller produced four scores of 9.625-plus against Brown, leading UAA on bars (9.725) and floor (9.625) in Friday’s victory; on Sunday, Miller tied a career-high and 7th-best bars score in program history with 9.825, along with a 9.725 on floor.