SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sophomore Anna Salamone registered the program’s first 9.900 on the uneven bars in 15 years this afternoon (March 3), as the Air Force women’s gymnastics team wrapped up its California road trip with a season-high score of 194.500 at the San Jose State Quad.
Salamone matched the second-highest uneven bars score in program history to win the 24-gymnast event. The sophomore, who captured her third title of the season on that apparatus (sixth overall), became the first Falcon to reach the 9.900 mark on the uneven bars since 2003 – and ties former Falcon Kim Broughton (2001) for second on the program’s all-time list.
The sophomore paced the Falcons to a one-two finish on the uneven bars, as junior Analise Howard scored a season-best matching 9.850 to finish second. The pair, which paced Air Force to its second-highest score of the season on that event (48.750), was joined among the top-half of the field by junior Brittney Reed, who scored a 9.700 to tie for 11th.
In addition to her win on the uneven bars, Salamone recorded the Falcons’ best mark on the vault, as she posted a 9.800 to tie for fourth. She was joined among the event’s top-12 by a pair of freshmen, as Chloe Camello scored a personal-best 9.775 to tie for seventh and Lauren Miller finished 12th with a 9.725.
Fellow freshman Tyler Davis earned a share of the Falcons’ top marks on the final two events. Davis, who tied for eighth with Howard after the pair scored matching marks of 9.775, registered a 9.800 to tie for fourth on the floor exercise. She was joined among the top-half of the field on the floor by senior Jamie Lewis, who scored a 9.750 to tie for eighth.
Air Force combined for a score of 194.500 - the fourth-highest score of Doug Day’s coaching tenure – to finish third in the team standings. San Jose State won its home quadrangular with a 195.050, while 29th-ranked Central Michigan finished second with a 194.625. Air Force finished third and collected its second win of the season over Seattle Pacific, who placed fourth with a score of 193.225.
The Falcons return to action on Friday (March 9), when they travel to Tucson for another quadrangular. In addition to facing San Jose State for the second time in six days, the Falcons will also face North Carolina and host Arizona in the 6:30 p.m., meet at the McKale Center.