Gymnastics: Luhman, Klima, Alm lead Tigers
A trio of scores over 9.0 led the Farmington gymnastics team during a fourth-place finish at the five-team Missota Conference Championships Friday night at Boeckman Middle School.
Terra Klima was the team's highest finisher with her third-place score of 9.275 in the bars. Jade Alm added a breakout performance in the balance beam, where she was fourth with a score of 9.075, and Haley Luhman's sixth-place score of 9.2 in the vault highlighted her seventh-place all-around performance.
As a team the Tigers weren't quite on top of their game. Some falls lowered their score to 138.75, just off the pace of second-place New Prague (141.6) and third-place Prior Lake (140.8). Northfield won the meet with a 145.925.
"This really wasn't our meet, but we did have a couple great individual improvements," Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. "So now it's time to cram in some productive practice for Friday's sections in Owatonna."
Led by Luhman's 11th-place all-around, the Tigers placed sixth at last year's section meet with a school-record team score of 139.275.
Missota Conference Championships
Vault: 6th-Haley Luhman-9.2
Bars: 3rd-Terra Klima-9.275 and 7th-Haley Luhman-8.725
Beam: 4th-Jade Alm-9.075, 6th-Terra Klima-8.85, and 9th-Amy Kiminski-8.575
Floor: 10th-Kathryn Beckett-8.875
All Around: 7th-Haley Luhman-34.725 and 9th-Amy Kiminski-33.25