Feb. 13, 2008
After a weekend meet in Denver, the Air Force women's gymnastics returns to the Academy on Saturday, Feb. 17, when it hosts Mountain Pacific Sports Federation leader UC-Davis in the Cadet West Gym. It is the first of three league competitions for the Falcons during the regular season. Action begins at 6 p.m.
Meet Notes 04: UC-Davis
SCOUTING THE AGGIES
UC-Davis is leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 189.900 average. The Aggies also average the top team scores on all four events, while individually leading the league on the vault and all-around. They are currently ranked 10th in the West Region and have boasted three of the five MPSF Gymnast of the Week honorees.
"RANK" YOU VERY MUCH
As a team, the Falcons are ranked third in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with an average score of 186.600. Individually, junior Abigail Rogers paces the conference on the floor exercise with an average mark of 9.645. Freshman Brittany Dutton is ranked fourth in the all-around (37.500) and sixth in the vault (9.600).
LAST TIME OUT
Air Force wrapped up a weekend of competition with a fourth-place finish (186.275) at the Paige Smith Invitational on Feb. 9. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma scored 195.925 to narrowly defeat No. 13 Denver (195.700). Utah State rounded out the field with a third-place score of 192.275.
DUTTON GETS IT DONE
Freshman Brittany Dutton was the Falcons' top performer on Feb. 9, earning the team's best finishes on the vault, balance beam, floor exercise and all-around. In her season debut on the vault, Dutton scored a 9.600. She matched her career-high on the balance beam (9.700) to finish 11th, while upping her personal tally on the floor exercise (9.450). In addition, she earned a combined score of 37.500 in the all-around to finish ninth. For her efforts, Dutton was named the Academy's Female Athlete of the Week.
CLOSE TO HOME
Sophomore Kayla Kincade, who grew up in a suburb of Denver, picked up a pair of career-best scores. She scored a 9.650 to place 13th on the balance beam after tallying a 9.525 on the vault (20th).
Backed by victories on all four events, including a top-five sweep of the uneven bars, the Falcons defeated MIT (188.100-180.950) on Feb.2, for their first win of the season. In fact, the victory was the first for Air Force since finishing second at a triangular meet on Feb. 12, 2006.
SWEEPING UP THE WINS
During the Falcons' victory over MIT on Feb. 2, Abigail Rogers paced the Falcons with event titles on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. Kayla Kincade won the balance beam, while Brittany Dutton tied for the top spot on the bars. By tying for first, Dutton and Rogers were a part of the Falcons' sweep of the top-five spots on the bars. Katie Donnell placed third, while Kincade and Michelle Denise finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
The Falcons travel to Seattle, Wash., for another MPSF contest. Air Force will face Seattle-Pacific on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Brougham Pavilion.