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Tiger gymnasts top 138 points vs. New Prague

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Farmington established yet another season best team score at its final home meet of the season Friday night at the Instructional Services Center gym.

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Only falls in the balance beam kept the Tigers from reaching their season-long goal of a 140 team score as they put up 138.125. Visiting New Prague, ranked third in Class 1A, won the meet with 146.925.

“What a great last home meet. The girls are really steppin’ up,” Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. “Once again the beam was our weak point. We lost three points in falls. We stay on and we go over 140. I know they can do it and we will!”

The Tigers will have two more chances at their two biggest meets of the season. They compete in the Missota Conference Championships tomorrow night at New Prague, and then compete as a team for the final time the following Friday at the Section 1AA Championships in Rochester.

Amanda Davenport and Tahra Eckert led the Tigers in the all-around against New Prague, tying for third with scores of 34.55. Eckert had the team’s highest individual finish with a second-place score of 9.275 in the vault and Davenport was third in the vault with a 9.25 and fourth in the floor exercise with a 9.35.

Abby Schwartz led Farmington in the uneven bars with a fifth-place score of 8.375 and Rachel Kiminski was fifth in the floor exercise with a 9.25.

The Tigers scored 125.4 points in the JV portion of the meet. Kiminski won the vault, Gina Mercurio was first in the floor exercise and Sidney Comes grabbed gold in the all-around.

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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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