Gymnastics: Beckett leads short-handed Tigers to win at Red WingCompeting without three of its top scorers due to illness or injury — including all-state performers Nadia Lorencz and Kiana Lord — the Farmington gymnastics team still managed to hang on for its second Missota Conference road win of the week Friday in Red Wing.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Competing without three of its top scorers due to illness or injury — including all-state performers Nadia Lorencz and Kiana Lord — the Farmington gymnastics team still managed to hang on for its second Missota Conference road win of the week Friday in Red Wing.
Kathryn Beckett stepped into a lead role and several JV gymnasts contributed in a 125.325-123.85 victory.
“We had a fun meet in Red Wing. We did have a lot of girls out due to sickness and minor injuries, most of them being our varsity girls,” Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. “Our JV girls stepped up and helped the Tigers to a win. Now we are looking forward to everyone returning healthy and strong.”
Beckett placed second in the all-around with a score of 31.775. She was second in the floor exercise with a score of 8.475 and second in the vault with an 8.75. She also took third in the bars with a score of 7.525.
Teammate Jade Alm led the Tigers with second-place scores in the uneven bars (7.75) and balance beam (7.875).
Third-place finishes were turned in by Maddie Timerson in the vault (8.675), Gina Mercurio in the beam (7.525) and Taylor Schmaltz in the floor exercise (8.35).
Racquel Beckett added a fifth-place score of 7.1 in the balance beam and Kendall Novak was fifth in the vault at 8.55.
The Tigers also won the JV meet, 113.45-94.25.
Timerson won the floor exercise and Rachel Kiminski was first in the uneven bars. Second-place finishes went to Mercurio in the vault, Timerson in the bars and Rebecca Opp in the balance beam.
The Tigers opened the week by squeaking out a 135.575-135.05 win at Chaska-Chanhassen.
Lorencz claimed the top spot in three of the meet’s four events, including the vault, where she earned a 9.7 that was the second highest score in the state this season. Lorencz added a 9.475 in the floor exercise and an 8.875 in the bars.
Kylie Wharton placed in three events for the Tigers. She earned first in the beam with a 9.2, second in the floor exercise with a 9.175 and third in the bars with an 8.35.
Kathryn Beckett added a third-place score of 8.65 in the vault. Jade Alm was fourth in the beam and Timerson fifth in the vault.
Chaska-Chanhassen won the JV meet, 118.8-112.3.
Racquel Beckett placed first in the vault and bars and second in the floor exercise en route to a first-place 30.65 in the all-around. Alm added a first-place finish in the floor exercise.