ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Junior Binta Coleman placed first in three of five events to lead the Sacramento State gymnastics team to a 188.925-185.025 win over Alaska Anchorage, Friday evening at the UAA Sports Center. Coleman finished with meet-high scores on bars (9.65), floor (9.825) and all-around (38.7). The Hornets are now 1-2 on the year while the Seawolves fell to 0-1.
The Hornets dominated vault (48.475-45.8) while also earning wins on bars (47.5-45.25) and beam (46.0-45.875). Alaska Anchorage recorded their lone win of the evening on floor by a score of 48.1-46.95.
Freshman Kimiye Narasaki placed first on vault with a seaon-high score of 9.875. For the Richmond, Calif., native it was her first event title of her collegiate career. Sophomore Nirvana Zaher placed second with a career high 9.825 while senior Jenny Diamond (9.675) and Coleman (9.625) rounded out the top four spots.
On beam, freshman Trista Condren led all competitors with a mark of 9.825. Diamond placed second with a score of 9.675. The Murray, Utah, native also placed second on floor with a 9.8.
Sophomore Meloney Greer placed second on bars with a score of 9.6 to also lead the squad. Freshman Rachael Anderson, a native of Anchorage, recorded an exhibition score of 9.625 on vault in the first competition of her Hornet career.
Sacramento State and Alaska Anchorage will face each other again on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 8:05 PST in the UAA Sports Center to complete the Hornets'' trip to Alaska.