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UAA gymnasts soar to 4th-best score in team history

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published February 26, 2016

The UAA gymnastics team posted the fourth-highest score in team history Friday night in a three-team meet at Seattle Pacific.

The Seawolves registered zero falls while compiling a score of 193.325 points. They finished ahead of the host Falcons (192.275) and nearly knocked off San Jose State (193.925).

We were not spectacular on any one event, but we were solid all the way around and didn't have to count any falls," UAA coach Paul Stoklos said in a press release. "Tonight we saw what we are capable of when everyone performs to her best ability. If we can stay fairly healthy for the rest of the season, we could continue to challenge some records."

M'rcy Matsunami produced a 38.850 all-around score, buoyed by a win in vault with a score of 9.8.

Simone Penker grabbed second place in floor exercise with a 9.775, Julia York posted a career-high 9.8 on balance beam to share fifth place in that event with Matsunami, and Marie-Sophie Boggasch led a 4-5-6-7 UAA finish in uneven parallel bars with a 9.725.

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