Gymnastics: Tigers win back-to-back meetsThe Farmington gymnastics team celebrated its first appearance in the Class 2A state rankings by breezing past Red Wing in a conference dual Friday night at the Instructional Services Center gym.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
The Farmington gymnastics team celebrated its first appearance in the Class 2A state rankings by breezing past Red Wing in a conference dual Friday night at the Instructional Services Center gym.
The ninth-ranked Tigers got three first-place finishes from Nadia Lorencz and one from Terra Klima while topping the Wingers, 136.775-121.75, in their Senior Night and Parent’s Night meet.
Klima, one of the team’s two seniors along with Erin Hickey, won the balance beam with a score of 8.95. Hickey continued her way back from a broken hand to place fifth in the vault.
“We had some ups and downs. Erin Hickey is back slowly on vault and beam from her broken hand. Kiana Lord was out on vault, beam and floor for the night due to an injured ankle,” Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. “It was a successful Parent/Senior Night.”
Lorencz picked up the slack for Lord, winning the vault with a 9.35, the bars with an 8.7 and the floor exercise with a 9.1. Kylie Wharton was second in the beam and floor and third in the vault while placing first in the all-around with a score of 34.425.
Klima added a second-place showing in the bars and Lord and Tahra Eckert finished third in the bars and floor exercise, respectively.
The Tigers also won the JV meet, 119.55-19.8. First-place finishers were Eckert and Maddie Timerson in the vault, Kathryn Beckett in the bars, Hickey in the beam and Briana Ruiz in the floor exercise.
Klima’s winning score of 9.4 in the bars was the biggest number put up by the Tigers during last Tuesday’s Missota Conference win over Chanhassen/Chaska.
In all, three Farmington gymnasts achieved scores of 9.0 or better. Lorencz won the vault at 9.05 and Lord earned a 9.2 in the balance beam.
Lord added a pair of fourth-place finishes in the vault and bars and went on to win the all-around with a score of 34.225.
Lorencz tacked on a second-place finish in the floor exercise and a third-place showing in the bars.
The Farmington JV also won, 121.6-118.05. First-place finishers were Jade Alm in the vault, Beckett in the bars, Lorencz in the beam and all-around champion Taylor Schmaltz in the floor exercise.