Air Force Registers Season-High Score Against No. 12 Denver
March 24, 2008
USAFA, Colo. - Despite scoring a season-best 191.625, the Air Force women's gymnastics team fell to No. 12 Denver Monday evening in the Falcons' final home meet. The Pioneers, who won all four individual events, tallied a mark of 195.350 in the victory.
Air Force, which broke the 190-point barrier for the second-consecutive meet, posted season-best marks in both the balance beam and floor exercise en route to its highest overall score since March 2004.
The Falcons bested their previous season-high score on the beam by more than six-tenths of a point, turning in a mark of 48.300. Abigail Rogers (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Kayla Kincade (So., Lakewood, Colo.) paced the Falcons on the beam, each scoring a personal-best mark of 9.750 to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place.
Meanwhile, Air Force posted a season-best mark of 48.375 on the floor exercise. Leading the way for the Falcons was senior Katie Donnell (Santa Fe, N.M.), who notched a career-best score of 9.750 on the floor exercise, finishing fifth.
In the all-around competition, Rogers finished second with a mark of 38.400, while Michelle Denise (So., Kennewick, Wash.) took third place with a score of 38.300.
Denise was also the top finisher for the Falcons on the uneven bars, registering a mark of 9.650 to place sixth.
Next up, the Falcons head to the MPSF Championships, Friday, March 28, in Davis, Calif.