Falcons Conclude Grueling Road Stretch in Kentucky
LET'S GET IT STARTED: The Air Force women's gymnastics wraps up its grueling road season on Friday, March 10, when they travel to Lexington, Ky., for a tri-meet with Kentucky and Ball State at Memorial Coliseum.
CONNECTIONS: Ball State is coached by former Air Force coach Lisa (Woody) Simonton.
LAST TIME OUT: Air Force scored a 179.700 to finish second to UC-Davis on March 3 in Davis, Calif. Host UC-Davis won the dual meet of MPSF foes with a score of 190.875. Senior Lauren Robison had the Falcons' top scores on a pair of events, collecting a pair of fifth-place finishes. Robison scored matching marks of 9.300 on the parallel bars and floor exercise. Junior Sashonna Iwaniec led the team on the vault with a score of 9.650, finishing fifth overall in the event, while classmate added a fifth-place score of 9.400 on the balance beam. Robison also led the squad in the all-around, totaling a 37.500 to finish first of the four Air Force all-around competitors.
ROAD WARRIORS: The Falcons opened the season with four straight weeks on the road, traveling to such states as Alaska, Louisiana and Texas. In fact, Air Force will spend eight of the first nine weeks away from the Academy. Behind trips to Denver and Washington, the Falcons also visited California and Kentucky.
THE MILEAGE TRACKER
To Anchorage, Alaska 3290 miles
To Shreveport, La. 914 miles
To Denton, Texas 691 miles
To Denver, Colo. 69 miles
To Seattle, Wash. 1402 miles
To Date 6366 miles
To Davis, Calif. 1266 miles
To Lexington, Ky. 1171 miles
ON THE HORIZON: Air Force returns to the Academy for a weekend series with Alaska-Anchorage. The two programs will meet on Saturday, March 18, at the Cadet West Gym, before concluding the regular season on Monday, March 20. The Falcons and Seawolves will be joined by Denver for Monday evening's meet.