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Members of the Farmington gymnastics team cheer on Kiana Lord as she races down the vault runway during last Tuesday's dual against Northfield.

Gymnastics: Records fall in home debut

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Gymnastics: Records fall in home debut
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The Farmington gymnastics team had to wait a long time to perform for the first time at their new home gym.

After starting the season with five straight road meets over the past month, the Tigers looked more than comfortable in their first official home meet last Tuesday night at the Instructional Services Center gym.

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The final results was a seven-point loss to defending Class 2A champion Northfield, but coach Lynn Bauman's team once again broke the school team scoring record with 142.70 points. The score was aided by Terra Klima, who broke her own school record in the uneven bars with a score of 9.575, and Nadia Lorencz, who tied coach Bauman's school record in the vault with a 9.45.

"It was a very exciting meet. The girls had outstanding performances. The crowd was on the edge of their seats with all the talent in the gym," Bauman said. "They were on fire."

Lorencz's record-tying vault, which is tied for the fourth-best vault score in the state this year, was the only Farmington event that managed to earn first place against a talented Northfield team. Klima's school record in the uneven bars was good enough for second in the meet and third best in the state this year.

Kylie Wharton placed third in the floor exercise with a score of 9.325.

The Raiders took the top four spots in the balance beam, where Jade Alm paced the Tigers with a fifth-place score of 9.125.

Kiana Lord added a fifth-place 9.075 in the vault and led the Tigers with a fourth-place all-around score of 35.775. Wharton was fifth in the all-around at 35.275.

Tigers win own

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The Tigers had some falls at Saturday's Farmington Invite, but were still able to win the four-team competition with 139.7 points.

Austin placed second with 133.2 points.

Four Farmington gymnasts finshed first in the meet's four events. Lorencz opened with a first-place score of 9.25 in the vault, then Klima followed with a 9.1 to claim the top spot in the bars. Lord's 9.25 was best in the balance beam and Kathryn Beckett emerged with a 9.4 in the floor exercise.

Lord won the all-around with a 35.5.

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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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