Falcons Take Fifth at Conference Championships
DAVIS, Calif. -- With a team score of 189.850, the Air Force women's gymnastics team placed fifth at the 2005 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Davis, Calif., on Friday, March 2.
Sacramento State won the meet with a score of 194.550. San Jose State (192.025) and host UC-Davis (191.400) took second and third, respectively, while Seattle-Pacific just edged out the Falcons with a score of 190.275. Alaska-Anchorage rounded out the competition with a sixth-place score of 189.275.
Junior Lauren Robison (Garner, N.C.) was on of two Falcons to pick up top-eight finishes. Robison tied for sixth on the uneven bars with a score of 9.700, in addition to finishing eighth in the all-around with a score of 38.050. Sophomore Sashonna Iwaniec (Ligonier, Pa.) placed seventh in the all-around with a combined score of 38.125.
Senior co-captain Jessa Liegl (Lincoln, Neb.) had the team's best finish on the vault, scoring a 9.675. She also led the team on the floor with a 9.625. While Robison led the squad on the uneven bars, Iwaniec and senior co-captain Diane Godar (Conroe, Texas) posted matching balance beam scores of 9.625 to lead the team on that event.
In addition, the MPSF announced its 2005 all-conference team. Liegl led the Falcons with first-team honors on the vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around. Iwaniec claimed second-place accolades on the vault and beam, while Robison received the second-team nod on the bars, floor and all-around.