UAA caps gymnastics season with school-record beam result


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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