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Gymnastics: Tigers dominate floor in loss to section-leading Northfield

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Gymnastics: Tigers dominate floor in loss to section-leading Northfield
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Farmington claimed four of the top five spots in the floor exercise Friday night, but lost two points worth of ground in both the bars and balance beam in a 139.55-136.575 loss to section and conference leader Northfield at Boeckman Middle School.

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Second-place all-around finisher Haley Luhman (34.925) paced the Tigers in the floor exercise with a first-place score of 9.25. Kathryn Beckett was third at 8.925, followed by Miranda Guilfoyle in fourth at 8.8 and Amy Kiminski in fifth with an 8.65. Kiminski also placed third in the all-around with a cumulative score of 32.725.

Terra Klima led the team in a pair of events, placing second in the bars with an 8.925 and fourth in the beam with an 8.475. Luhman was fourth in the bars, fifth in the beam and fifth in the vault along with Beckett at 8.675.

Farmington won the JV portion of the meet, 103.45-98.45.

Leah Rhode was the lone first-place finisher, winning the floor exercise with a score of 8.55. Second-place finishes came from Erin Hickey in the beam, Jade Alm in the floor exercise and Kendall Novak in the all-around (29.15).

Taylor Just was third in the all-around at 27.8.

The Tiger varsity was also on the losing side of a close meet Tuesday night when they fell 138.9-138.125 to Prior Lake.

Luhman led the team with second-place performances in the vault (8.9), beam (8.95) and floor exercise (8.975) that added up to a second-place all-around score of 35.675. Kiminski was fifth in the vault and fifth in the all-around at 33.575.

Klima once again shined in the bars, breaking her own record with a first-place score of 9.425. She was also third in the beam with an 8.8.

The JV team once again claimed victory by a score of 118-107.5.

Gilfoyle led the team with a first-place all-around score of 32.95. She was first in the floor exercise, first in the beam, first in the vault and fifth in the bars. Just was second in the all-around at 30.25.

In the vault, Jenna Moore placed second with a score of 8.4, followed by Leah Rhode in third at 8.35, Alm in fourth at 8.25 and Just fifth with an 8.15.

The Tigers also claimed the top five spots in the beam. Beckett was second with an 8.2, followed by Briana Ruiz, Moore and Just.

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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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