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UAA caps gymnastics season with school-record beam result

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: March 19, 2017
  • Published March 19, 2017

UAA freshman Sophia Hyderally posted a school-record balance beam score and earned a share of the conference title Saturday at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Gymnastics Championships in San Diego.

Hyderally, of Daphne, Alabama, scored a 9.925 to help the Seawolves cap a strong season.

She broke the school record of 9.9 set last month by junior Kendra Daniels, and she joined Elena Tkacheva (1994-97) and Dominique Ingram (2003-05) as the only gymnasts in school history to score a 9.925 or higher on any apparatus.

Hyderally also became the ninth gymnast to win an MPSF title for UAA, and the first to do so in balance beam.

The Seawolves, who finished sixth in the meet, crushed it in the balance beam, which has become their specialty this season.

UAA's five competitors on the beam combined for 48.70 points Saturday, the second best total in school history. Two weeks earlier, the Seawolves scored 48.95 to break the old school record of 48.65.

Contributing to the most recent effort was Daniels (9.825), senior Kallie Randolph (9.675), sophomore Kaylin Mancari (9.650) and senior Nicole Larkin (9.625).

In the team competition, San Jose State edged defending champion UC Davis, 195.925 to 195.525, with Sacramento State a close third with 195.175. UAA finished with 191.750.


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