Gymnasts sweep Temple with season-high 190.150
The Seawolves (2-2) also got all-around scores of 37.850 from junior captain Morgan Cook and 37.300 from freshman Brice Mizell as they posted a season-high team total and knocked off the Owls for the second time in three days.
Temple (2-5) was led by a meet-best 9.725 on balance beam from junior Alexis Arena, while sophomore Reagan Oliveri tied UAA sophomore Simone Penker for top honors on uneven bars with a 9.6.
UAA got off to a strong start on vault, taking the top three positions on that event and leading throughout the meet. Cook led the way with a 9.65, while sophomore Marie-Sophie Boggasch and redshirt freshman Julia York tallied 9.625s.
With a one-point lead after two rotations, the Seawolves extended their advantage thanks to Cook’s 9.65 and a career-high 9.625 for Bryan on balance beam.
Local freshman Kallie Randolph anchored the Seawolves with a winning 9.7 on floor exercise – her fourth straight score of 9.675 or better to start her career – and fellow rookie Nicole Larkin tied for second with a personal-best 9.625.
The Seawolves were competing for the second straight time without injured regulars M’rcy Matsunami and Nicole Wetzel.
“I’m very pleased with the improvement we showed today,” said UAA head coach Paul Stoklos. “Breaking 190 is a nice accomplishment after our first three meets, and I think we will continue to get better as we get healthier.”
The Seawolves have next weekend off before traveling to the Midwest for meets against Illinois State on Feb. 7 and Southeast Missouri on Feb. 9.