Ladies Hit Four Career Bests, Jordan Takes Another Floor Title, in Loss at Alaska
Sophomore Tavia Smith hit career bests on both vault and bars.
Ladies Hit Four Career Bests, Jordan Takes Another Floor Title, in Loss at Alaska
Sunday, March 5, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For the second-straight meet, the Ladies gymnastics team had a lead through two rotations. However, a great score on beam by the Seawolves pushed the home team in the win as Centenary fell to Alaska 192.600-190.475 on Sunday afternoon, March 5.

The Ladies edged out the Seawolves on both vault (48.075-47.650) and bars (47.500-47.450) to lead by nearly five-tenths after two rotations. In fact, the 48.075 on vault was a season-best and was the best tally in nearly two seasons on the apparatus. All five Ladies scores that counted finished fifth or better and received a judges’ mark of 9.600 or better. Sophomore Tavia Smith finished with a career high 9.650 to take second. Freshman Cami Bea Austin tied for third with a 9.625, while freshman Delia Ardoin, sophomore Aspen Hattley, and junior Ashley White all took fifth with a 9.600.

Hattley tied her career-best on vault.

On bars, freshman Evelyn Harris (9.725) and Smith (9.675) both received career bests to finish second and third on the event, respectively.

However, Alaska claimed the top five spots on beam, and scored a 48.950, to take the lead for good. Kallie Randolph and Sophia Hyderally tied for first with a 9825, while Brice Mizell and Kaylin Mancari tied for third with a 9.800. Kendra Daniels scored a 9.700 for the Seawolves to finish fifth.

Centenary rebounded for a 48.400 on floor for the top-two spots on the event. Sophomore Navia Jordan completed the weekend sweep on floor with a 9.850, while White added a 9.825.

White finished second in the all-around with a 38.175 total.

Madeline Arbuckle on vault (9.700) and Nicole Larkin on bars (9.800) won their respective events for the home team. Arbuckle also claimed the all-around with a 38.225 total.

Centenary concludes the regular season Friday, March 10, when it travels to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to take on both the Razorbacks and San Jose State in a tri-meet. First rotation is set for 7 p.m.