Falcons place 5th at nationals

SPU gymnastics looks forward to next year’s season

Eleven meets in four months. That is how long the Seattle Pacific women’s gymnastics team has to compete within their average season. This season, not only did the Falcons host the 2017 USA Gymnastics Nationals Championships, but they were also ranked 10th nationally throughout the entire season, which is no easy task. “The experience of […]

Falcon’s host 2017 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships

Darian Burns qualifies for three events, wins gold

For the first time in 10 years, the USA Gymnastics Nationals returned to Royal Brougham Pavilion where the Falcons hosted the three-day championships to determine the team and individual national champions. Nine teams and 33 individual qualified and competed for the separate national titles. The Bridgeport Purple Knights won the first team semi-final on Friday, […]

Harger represents SPU

Harger competes at NCAA DI Regionals; Falcons look for fourth national title

After falling in love with the sport of gymnastics at the age of 5, it had always been a goal of junior Ariana Harger to be able to compete at the collegiate level when she got older. “I started gymnastics when I was 2 years old,” Harger said. “[Gymnastics] has always been a huge part […]

Hayashida ties 16-year old record

SPU continues on road for their fourth away meet

Senior Kristi Hayashida, a three-time All-American on balance beam, nailed a nearly flawless routine to surpass her previous best of 9.90 to tie the 16 year old school record at the most recent gymnastics meet this last Friday, Feb. 24. The Seattle Pacific women’s gymnastics team competed in a four-team meet at The Pavilion on […]

SPU sets another season high

Falcons score 192.300; Junior Ariana Harger shines in team and individual

Traveling to St. Charles, Missouri, this past weekend changed nothing for the Seattle Pacific women’s gymnastics team’s routine as they registered a couple season-highs in not only their team scores, but a few of their events as well. On the first day of competition, Friday, Feb. 17, sophomore Itzia San Roman was the Falcons’ top […]

SPU falls four points shy of UCD

Falcons surpass 190-point mark for third-consecutive gymnastics meet

The Seattle Pacific University women’s gymnastics team had another meet for the record books with their competition in Colorado Springs against Air Force Academy and UC Davis. The Falcons once again surpassed the 190-point mark for their third-consecutive meet, finishing with a third-place score of 190.425. UC Davis won the meet with a total of […]

Falcons sweep top four events

Falcons set third straight season high score of 191.500 at meet

A 48.675 on vault; a 47.225 on bars; a 47.250 on beam; and a 48.350 on floor. These are the scores the Seattle Pacific women’s gymnastics team scored this last Friday, Jan. 27 during their home meet in Royal Brougham Pavilion where they soared against Division III Hamline University. For the first time this season, […]

Falcons shine at opening meet

Women’s gymnastics improves performance, opening scores higher than last season’s

Consistent. Determined. Focused. Three of the many words that can be used to describe the powerful and brutal sport of gymnastics. “Without doubt, gymnastics is a demanding and grueling sport. It requires physical fitness and mental toughness day in and day out,” junior captain Brittany Atchison said. “Consistency, determination,and focus are key to being successful. […]