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UAA gymnasts rack up season-best team score in dual-meet loss

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 18
  • Published January 18

Sophia Hyderally won two events to boost the UAA gymnastics team to its best score of the young season Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Seawolves totaled 192.525 points but lost the dual meet to San Jose State, which tallied 194.375.

UAA’s score was 1.4 points higher than its previous best through three meets this season.

Hyderally, a senior from Alabama, topped the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.9 points, and her 9.85 earned her a share of the balance beam victory with San Jose State’s Emma Milne.

The Seawolves went 1-3-4 in bars, with Tere Alonso placing third (9.85) and Hope Nelson fourth (9.775). They went 1-3 in the beam, where Isabelle Fox placed a close third to the co-winners with a score of 9.825.

“Hopefully we’ve just started to discover our potential on uneven bars, and we are beginning to find our rhythm on beam," UAA coach Tanya Ho said in a release from the school. "I think with a good week of practice we can put up an even better score next week.”

Kenadi Brown, a freshman from Las Vegas, led UAA in floor exercise (4th place, 9.750) and vault, where she and teammate Mackenzie Robinson shared fifth place with scores of 9.525.

Brown and Fox gave UAA second place and third place in the all-around. San Jose State’s Taylor Chan won the title with 38.875 points, followed by Brown (38.65) and Fox (38.35).

Chan won the floor exercise (9.9) and the vault (9.75).

After three straight home meets, the Seawolves head to California next week for a meet at UC-Davis. They have two more home meets left, Feb. 28-29 against Seattle Pacific.

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