SHREVEPORT, La. – Sophomore Mackenzie Miller delivered a career-best 38.200 all-around score Friday to lead the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team to a 188.500-187.700 victory over Centenary at the Gold Dome.
The Seawolves also got a 38.075 all-around from freshman Isabelle Fox to earn their fourth dual win of the season.
The Ladies were led by a 37.500 all-around from Tavia Smith and a victory on floor exercise from Navia Jordan, but the hosts surrendered their lead after the first rotation and could not catch the Seawolves despite a late surge.
“I thought our scores were not reflective of some quality performances, but we had some individuals step up and have big routines when we needed it,” said UAA head coach Tanya Ho. “Kendra (Daniels) continues to come through in the clutch for us, and Mackenzie has really blossomed as an all-arounder lately. We’re excited to get a shot at a higher team score Sunday.”
The Seawolves opened with a rough performance on uneven bars, but Miller salvaged the rotation with a winning 9.675.
Miller sprung a career-high 9.5 on vault to spark the Seawolves’ season-best 48.075 total on that apparatus, and freshman Isabella Scalapino hit for a 9.6. Junior Kierra Abraham had a 9.625, and Fox and sophomore Kennedy Green tied for the victory on vault with 9.675s. Green’s score was also a career high.
Daniels anchored the UAA comeback with a runner-up 9.625 on floor exercise and a winning 9.725 on balance beam, just six days after delivering the third-best beam score in program history.
Fox scored 9.625 and freshman Hope Nelson had a 9.6 to give the Seawolves a top-3 sweep on beam, while Miller’s 9.525 was another career high.
The Seawolves return to the Gold Dome for a Sunday (11 a.m. AST) rematch against the Ladies.