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Team approaches 140 again vs. New Prague

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The Farmington gymnastics team didn't duplicate the record-setting 140-point team score it achieved at Rosemount two weeks ago.

Nevertheless, the Tigers put up some solid numbers while splitting a pair of Missota Conference meets last week. They were competitive in a 142.125-134.05 loss to a strong Northfield team last Tuesday, then improved their team score by more than four points in a 138.5-135.6 win over New Prague on Friday.

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"The girls had a good meet (vs. New Prague)," coach Lynn Bauman said. "We just have a few more falls and steps to polish and we can be back up to a 140."

Haley Luhman paced the Tigers against the Trojans, finishing in second place in the all-around with a score of 34.925. Luhman led the team with third-place scores in both the beam (8.875) and floor exercise (8.9), tied with teammate Amy Kiminski for fourth place in the vault (8.575) and earned fourth overall in the bars (8.575).

Terra Klima won the bars for Farmington with a score of 9.15. Klima also placed fourth in the beam at 8.65.

Kiminski added a fifth-place 8.45 in the floor exercise and placed third in the all-around with a score of 33.25. Erin Hickey was fifth in the bars and fourth in the all-around at 32.45.

New Prague won the JV meet, 125.3-122.05.

Briana Ruiz won the vault for Farmington with a score of 8.3, Taylor Schmaltz claimed the floor exercise with an 8.4 and Taylor Just topped the field in the all-around with a 29.8.

The Tiger varsity squad's lone win in Tuesday's meeting with Northfield was Luhman's score of 9.0 in the balance beam. Luhman also notched a fourth-place finish in the vault and a fifth-place floor exercise to earn a tie for third in the all-around at 34.825.

Kiminski was third in the vault and Klima took third in the bars. Kiminski also placed fourth in the beam and Kathryn Beckett took fifth in the vault.

The Tigers lost the JV meet, 131.9-124.5.

Just was second in the beam and in the all-around with a total of 31.05. Ruiz placed third in both the bars and the floor and Miranda Guilfoyle, Lindsay Brothers and Just finished in a thee-way tie for third in the vault.

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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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