Air Force Falls to Alaska-Anchorage by Just 0.075
March 14, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Freshman Britany Calley claimed the Falcons' first balance beam title of the season as the Air Force women's gymnastics team dropped a narrow 190.050-189.975 contest to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe, Alaska-Anchorage, on Sunday (March 14) afternoon in Anchorage, Alaska.
With the narrow .075 loss, the Falcons split the regular season with the Seawolves at two wins apiece. Although the four decisions came to just an average of .650, today's .075 difference was the narrowest.
Calley, competing in just her third collegiate meet, scored a team-best 9.775 to win the beam. She paced the Falcons to three of the top four spots. Sophomore Jenna Dudley finished second with a 9.750, while junior Lisa Wong scored a 9.675 to finish fourth.
Air Force earned a pair of runner-up finishes on the floor exercise, as Dudley and junior Brittany Dutton scored matching scores of 9.725. Dutton, who also finished second on the vault with a career-best matching tally of 9.775, paced the Falcons on the uneven bars with a third-place score of 9.650.
The Falcons claimed four of the top six spots on the uneven bars. Behind Dutton's third-place finish on the apparatus, senior Aftan Boudreaux finished fourth (9.575), while Calley and junior Holland Davis finished fifth (9.475) and sixth (9.450), respectively.
Air Force also earned a fifth-place finish on the floor exercise (9.625) from Dudley, who placed first in the all-around with a score of 38.475.
The Falcons return to the Academy on Monday, March 22, for their final competition of the regular season. Air Force will host Denver at 6 p.m., at the Cadet West Gym.