TUCSON, Ariz. – The Air Force women’s gymnastics team broke the 194-point threshold for the fourth-straight meet this evening (March 9), as it registered a 194.275 to finish fourth at the Arizona Quadrangular in Tucson.
Junior Analise Howard and sophomore Anna Salamone registered the Falcons’ best finish of the night, as they recorded matching scores of 9.775 to tie for fifth on the uneven bars. Salamone also paced Air Force on the vault, as she notched her third-straight score of 9.800-or-higher on the vault (9.800) to place sixth.
Freshman Tyler Davis and junior Emily Luers rounded out the Falcons’ list of event leaders, as Davis placed seventh on the floor exercise (9.800) and Luers tied for ninth on the balance beam (9.775). Davis also finished within the top-half of the 24-gymnast field on the vault, as she posted a personal-best score of 9.775 to tie for ninth. Junior Mariana Murphy added a top-12 finish on the uneven bars (10th tie, 9.725), while seniors Casey Bell and Jamie Lewis tied for 12th with matching marks of 9.725.
Arizona, ranked 34th in the nation, won its home meet with a score of 195.725, while San Jose State tallied a 195.025 to finish second and No. 37 North Carolina placed third with a score of 194.850. The Falcons finished fourth with a score of 194.275 – a mark that matched their third-highest score of the season.
The Falcons close out the regular season next Saturday (March 17), when they travel to Seattle for a dual meet against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe Seattle Pacific.