UAA gymnasts win home opener

Kallie Randolph, a freshman from Anchorage, made a triumphant hometown debut for the UAA gymnastics team Friday night, winning the floor exercise to help the Seawolves win their first home meet of the season.

The Seawolves edged Temple University 188.0 to 187.125 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

Randolph, who came to UAA from the Anchorage Gymnastics Association, was one of three individual champions for the Seawolves. She led a 1-2-3 UAA finish on floor with a score of 9.675.

Junior Morgan Cook shared the vault title with teammate Julia York en route to all-around honors, and sophomore Stefany Bryan earned a share of the uneven parallel bars victory. Cook and York scored matching 9.65 in vault, and Bryan posted a 9.55 to share the bars win with Temple’s Victoria Reggiani.

Temple’s Jean Alban won the balance beam with a 9.65.

Cook took the all-around win with 38.125 points. UAA freshman Brice Mizell, competing in all-around for the first time as a collegiate gymnast, was second with 36.675 and Bryan was third with 36.6.

UAA (1-2) and Temple face off again at 2 p.m. Sunday.



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