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Gymnastics: Davenport does it all for Tigers

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Amanda Davenport set the pace for the Farmington gymnastics team in its first win of the season Friday night at the Instructional Services Center.

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Davenport won two events and led the Tigers in all four during a 136.7-134.875 victory over Chaska/Chanhassen. Farmington’s Amanda Davenport springs toward the vault during Friday night’s meet against Chaska/Chanhassen. Davenport won two e

“The girls did awesome.… The Tiger spirit was high and loud tonight,” Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. “Amanda Davenport was the one to watch.”

Davenport, a ninth grader, opened the meet by winning the vault with a score of 9.1. She followed that up by winning the bars, as well, with an 8.25. Davenport added second-place finishes in the balance beam (8.9) and floor exercise (9.0) for a winning all-around score of 35.25.

Rachel Kiminski was right behind in third place in the beam (8.55) and fourth in the floor exercise (8.9) while placing second in the all-around at 33.7. Tahra Eckert made it a 1-2-3 Tiger finish in the all-around with a third-place 33.65. She was third in the vault with a 9.05 and fifth in the floor exercise at 8.825.

The Tigers added to their team total with three more fourth-place finishes, supplied by Racquel Beckett in the vault (8.95), Sidney Comes in the beam (8.525) and Kenzie McCuddin in the bars (7.95).

Earlier in the week, the Tigers dropped their Missota Conference opener to perennial powerhouse Northfield. The Raiders finished 1-2-3 in all four events and took the top four spots in the all-around while cruising, 148.55-132.

Davenport led the Tigers with a fifth-place all-around score of 33.7. She placed fourth in the floor exercise and fifth in the uneven bars.

Eckert was fourth in both the vault (9.175) and beam (8.425) and ended up sixth in the all-around.

The Tigers compete again Saturday at Rosemount. Events begin at 5 o’clock.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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