GYMNASTICS SHOOTS FOR MPSF TITLE, SIX EARN ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

GYMNASTICS SHOOTS FOR MPSF TITLE, SIX EARN ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team will look to defend its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title as the team heads to San Jose State for the MPSF Championships on Saturday, March 18, at the Events Center. The six-team meet begins at 6 p.m. There will be a live stream as well as live stats via the links at the top of this page.

The Hornets will open the meet with a bye before going to bars and beam. Following their second bye, the team will end on floor and vault.

Sacramento State has won 11 team conference championships including last season's MPSF crown at The Nest. The Hornets finished first at the MPSF Championships in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2013 as well. Sacramento State competed in the Western Athletic Conference from 2006-12, finishing first in 2006 and 2007.

Last season, the Hornets totaled 196.300 to set the MPSF Championships record and win the conference title for the fifth time in eight attempts (2002-05, 2013-16). Senior Kalliah McCartney broke her own school record with an all-around score of 39.450 which tied for the second highest in MPSF history. McCartney was also first on vault, tied for first on beam and tied for second on bars and floor.

SIX EARN ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Six Sacramento State gymnasts combined to earn 12 first or second team all-MPSF honors it was announced on Thursday. Junior Caitlin Soliwoda earned first team accolades in the all-around as well as on vault and floor. She was also second on bars and beam. Soliwoda, who had never competed in the all-around during her first two seasons, led the conference with an RQS of 39.100. She was also fourth in the league on vault (9.785) and tied for sixth on floor (9.815).

Other gymnasts to earn first team honors were Julia Konner on vault (9.785), Lauren Rice on bars (9.820), Courtney Soliwoda on beam (9.790) and Jennifer Brenner on floor (9.815). Rice, Courtney Soliwoda and Alexis Belkoff were also named second team in events. Rice took the honor on beam (9.765), Soliwoda on bars (9.790) and Belkoff on vault (9.745).

The first team all-league selections were determined by the top six RQS scores in each event. The second team was selected at-large by the coaches.