Alaska Anchorage Defeats Brown 188.250-184.875

Anchorage, AK- Freshman Julia Meyer led the Brown University gymnastics team with first place finishes on the bars and beam, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Alaska Anchorage at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Friday night. The Bears combined for a 184.875 while the Seawolves tallied a 188.250.

The Seawolves locked up first through fourth place finishes on the vault, highlighted by Shakea Sanders’ 9.725 for first place. Freshman Emily Lutfey earned fifth place for the Bears with a 9.500, as freshman Nicole Abdo followed in eighth with a 9.350 and junior Chelsey Binkley in ninth with a 9.325. Alaska combined for a 48.000 on the vault while the Bears earned a 45.625.

Meyer earned the uneven parallel bars title with a 9.700, while Alaska’s Courtney Williams and Shakea Sanders earned second and third with a 9.600 and a 9.450, respectively. The Bears claimed fourth through eighth, starting with Izzy Kirkham-Lewitt’s 9.425 for fourth place. Freshman Lauren Hall (9.4) earned fifth, Lutfey finished in sixth (9.325), Binkley in seventh (9.3) and in eighth was sophomore Carli Wiesenfeld with a 9.2. The Bears defeated Alaska on the bars with a score of 47.150, while the Seawolves combined for a score of 45.700.

Meyer’s 9.650 on the balance beam earned the title, while Alaska’s Lauren Agostine (9.5) followed in second and Meagan Byrne (9.350) secured third. Binkely’s 9.325 was good for fourth place, and Lauren Hall’s 9.050 earned eighth place. Alaska edged the Bears on the beam with a 46.300, while Brown posted a 45.775.

Alaska earned first through fourth on the floor, but Brown’s Lutfey and Abdo tied for fifth place with a 9.475. Wiesenfeld followed in seventh place with a 9.450 and Binkley recorded a 9.025 for 10th place. Alaska combined for a 48.250 on the floor exercise while the Bears tallied a 46.325.

Alaska’s Shakea Sanders earned the all-around title with a 38.150 and Courtney Williams 37.775 was good for second. Binkley (36.975) finished in third, followed by Lutfey (36.850) in fourth and Hall (36.075) in fifth.

The Bears will take on the Seawolves again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.