Feb. 16, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Senior Anna Shumaker captured the individual vault and all-around titles, and shared the meet win on uneven bars, leading UC Davis to a road season-high 194.675 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation dual gymnastics meet at Alaska Anchorage Sunday afternoon.
The senior co-captain finished with a four-event total of 39.125. She claimed the vault win with a 9.775 and matched teammates Kala DeFrancesco and Lisa Wiktorski for the bars title with a 9.800. Shumaker added a second-place 9.825 on floor exercise before closing out the meet with a 9.725 on balance beam.
Including the top spots on vault and bars, the Aggies had wins on each event. Sophomore Stephanie Stamates tied her season best of 9.875 to capture the floor exercise title while junior Tiana Montell helped UC Davis sweep the top six places on beam with a season-best 9.825.
The Aggies opened the meet with a 48.775 on bars, thanks to the three 9.800 scores. Freshman Yonni Michovska also aided the effort with a solid 9.750 in the No. 3 spot. The vault squad posted a 48.375 in the second rotation, with Shumaker's 9.775 anchoring the lineup. DeFrancesco and redshirt freshman Katy Nogaki added 9.675 scores to give UC Davis a 97.150 at the midway point.
Senior Madeline Kennedy and Michovska scored back-to-back 9.725s to kick off the floor rotation, then Shumaker's 9.825 and Stamates' winning 9.875 closed out a 48.750 event.
However, it was the balance beam - the Aggies' bread-and-butter event for the three previous meets - that helped boost the team score into the upper-194s. UC Davis scored a 48.775 on that apparatus, tied for fifth in school history. Montell led off the event with a 9.825, Kennedy and Stamates followed with 9.675s, sophomore Dani Judal posted a 9.800, senior Regi Solvkjar chipped in a 9.750, then Shumaker closed out the meet with her 9.725.
The Aggies have now scored four of their top five all-time beam scores during the last four meets. This run includes the consecutive record-breakers on Jan. 26 (48.925) and Jan. 31 (49.125). Additionally, the overall total of 194.675 is tied for seventh in school history.
UC Davis finishes out its run of three straight road meets with a dual at Seattle Pacific on Feb. 21.
TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis, 194.675; 2. Alaska Anchorage, 190.225.