ANCHORAGE (Jan. 14) – Freshman Isabelle Fox delivered an impressive 38.725 all-around performance Sunday to lead the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team to a 190.975-183.200 victory over Cortland in a rematch at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Seawolves (2-0) also got a standout effort from sophomore Mackenzie Miller, who earned a 37.900 all-around score and equaled the 7th-best uneven bars routine in program history with a 9.825.
The Red Dragons, an NCAA Div. III program from New York, earned a pair of victories with Rachel Filipski tallying a 9.675 on vault and Emma Schulz scoring a 9.75 on balance beam.
“I think we did well,” said UAA’s first-year head coach Tanya Ho. “I was expecting us to just repeat Friday night (a 188.825 final score), and I would have been happy with that, but I think we did improve, and all those little tenths added up to about two points.”
Fox was solid on all four events for the second time in a row, earning a 9.625 on vault, 9.675 on bars, 9.65 on balance beam and a winning 9.775 on floor exercise as the Houston native barely missed cracking UAA’s all-time top 25 list in the all-around.
“We have been seeing our freshmen really step up so far,” Ho added. “We have three freshmen in our beam lineup and they hit both nights. They don’t really have time to be freshmen – they’re getting put in right away.”
The Seawolves travel this week for a pair of road meets in the Midwest, beginning with a Friday tri-meet at Lindenwood (Mo.) at 4 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.