Gymnastics: Tigers win final dual at ChaskaThe return of Terra Klima and Kiana Lord to the lineup helped Farmington improve its team score in the final dual of the regular season last Friday in Chaska.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
The return of Terra Klima and Kiana Lord to the lineup helped Farmington improve its team score in the final dual of the regular season last Friday in Chaska.
Lord placed in all four events and won the all-around with a score of 35.425 as the Tigers defeated Chaska/Chanhassen 139.6-134.525.
Lord placed third in the vault (8.975), bars (8.75) and beam (8.625) before capping off the meet with a second-place floor exercise score of 9.175.
Klima, who missed the previous meet with a sore back, led the Tigers in two events, winning the balance beam with a score of 8.95 and placing second in the uneven bars at 9.2
Nadia Lorencz finished right behind in third in the floor exercise and added a first-place score of 9.175 in the vault. She added two fourth-place showings in the other events and ended up second behind Lord in the all-around at 35.125.
Kathryn Beckett added a vault score of 9.1 that was good enough for second place.
“Now we’re just working on cleaning up our varsity for the conference championship,” Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. “Everyone seems to be healing up and we should be able to go as a full, strong team again.”
The Missota Conference Championships get underway Friday night at the New Prague Gymnastics Center.
The Farmington JV closed out the season with its highest team score yet, defeating the Chaska/Chanhassen JV 126.5-125.6
Leah Rohde won the vault with a score of 8.5 and Erin Hickey and Gina Mercurio tied for top honors in the beam with matching scores of 7.8
Beckett was second in the bars and Hickey and Rohde tied for second in the floor exercise.
The Tiger varsity had no trouble disposing of Faribault last Tuesday, placing first, second and third in all four events in a 138.8-128.525 win at the Instructional Services Center gym.
Lorencz won the all-around with a 35.45 after placing first in the vault and second in the bars, beam and floor exercise. Lord topped the meet in the bars and floor exercise and Kylie Wharton won the beam while placing second in the all-around at 33.8.
The Tigers also won the JV meet, with first-place finishes going to Hickey (beam) Tahra Eckert (vault) and Briana Ruiz (bars and floor exercise)