Cook leads Seawolves in home finale
The Seawolves (2-8) also got a 37.600 all-around from sophomore Stefany Bryan, while freshman Kallie Randolph tied her career-high and shared top honors on floor exercise with a 9.75.
The Lions (8-9), from St. Charles, Mo., were boosted by a 38.000 all-around from Emily Turik and swept the top three spots on beam, led by Lauren Cartmell’s meet-high 9.825.
UAA trailed just 47.875-47.850 after the first rotation, but LU performed flawlessly on vault to take control, getting a 9.8 from Rachel Zabawa in the anchor position.
Redshirt freshman Julia York equaled her career high with a 9.675 to tie for third on vault, while sophomore Simone Penker added a 9.625. On bars, Bryan led UAA with a runner-up 9.725 score, and Penker flipped to a 9.675 on balance beam.
Finally, Randolph sent the gym out in style with her 9.75 on floor, tying Rector for top honors on that apparatus. The local product was the final Seawolf student-athlete ever to perform at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, which has hosted gymnastics and UAA’s ‘court’ sports since 1978. The Seawolves will move into the soon-to-be-completed Alaska Airlines Center this fall.
UAA ends the regular season with a tri-meet Friday (6 p.m. AST) against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rivals Sacramento State and UC Davis in Sacramento, Calif.