SEATTLE – Freshman Isabelle Fox scored a 38.525 all-around and the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team got big nights from Mackenzie Miller and Hope Nelson to earn a season-high 191.950 total in the Seattle Pacific tri-meet Friday at Royal Brougham Pavilion.
The Seawolves finished third behind Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rivals Sacramento State (194.075) and host Seattle Pacific (192.825) in their penultimate meet of the regular season. SPU’s Darian Burns and Sacramento State’s Caitlin Soliwada tied atop the all-around podium with 39.150.
Fox scored between 9.6 and 9.675 on all four apparatus to help the Seawolves earn season highs on beam (48.425) and floor (48.125), along with their second-best efforts on bars (9.650) and vault (47.750).
“It was great to see an improvement in our team score tonight,” said UAA head coach Tanya Ho. “Isabelle continues to be a consistent presence in the middle of our lineup, and Mackenzie Miller continues to show an upward trend in her potential. We will make some adjustments and be more competitive for conference.”
Miller, a sophomore from Michigan, landed a career-high 9.75 on beam and recorded UAA’s second-best bars routine with a 9.7. She also scored 9.525 on floor.
Nelson, a freshman from North Carolina, posted 9.75s on bars and beam, equaling her collegiate best on bars.
UAA will get next week off from competition before finishing the regular season Mar. 9 at the Sacramento State Invitational.