Gymnastics: Tigers' score climbs at home invitationalThe return of Nadia Lorencz helped the Farmington gymnastics team to its highest team scores of the season last week.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
The return of Nadia Lorencz helped the Farmington gymnastics team to its highest team scores of the season last week.
The Tigers opened the week by falling to defending state champion Northfield 145.3-136.8 on Tuesday. They bested that outing with a second-place score of 137.95 at Saturday’s Farmington Invitational at the Instructional Services Center. Austin won the meet with a score of 142.15.
“The scores are starting to climb, and yet there is still room for improvement,” Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said.
Lorencz led the Tigers on Saturday with an all-around score of 35.65 that was good enough for second place. She was second on both the vault and uneven bars with scores of 9.3 and 8.85, respectively, and added a fifth-place beam effort of 8.35.
Teammate Kiana Lord was third in the all-around at 35.25. She was third in the vault with a score of 9.2, fourth in the floor (9.4) and beam (8.55) and sixth in the bars (8.1).
Kylie Wharton had Farmington’s highest score of the night in the floor exercise, where she placed third with a 9.45. Wharton also took second in the beam with a 9.0.
Maddie Timerson added a fourth-place 8.9 in the vault.
Lorencz won the vault (9.35) and floor exercise (9.575) and placed third in the all-around with a score of 35.625 last Tuesday against Northfield.
Lord placed fifth in the all-around (34.275) after earning a tie for second in the vault (9.3), third in the floor exercise (9.375) and fifth in the bars (8.35).
Wharton led the team with a third-place finish in the beam (9.075) and added a fourth-place score of 9.2 in the floor exercise.
Farmington won the JV met, 121.2-118.1. Rachel Kiminski won the bars with a 7.9 and Leah Rhode, Kiminski and Racquel Beckett placed 1-2-3 in the floor exercise.