Gymnastics: Season-best earns gymnasts 2ndFarmington finally put an end to its streak of 133-point team scores Saturday at its own Farmington Invitational. The Tigers scored a team-high 135.3 points to place second behind a talented Austin team’s 143.1 at the Instructional Services Center.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington finally put an end to its streak of 133-point team scores Saturday at its own Farmington Invitational.
The Tigers scored a team-high 135.3 points to place second behind a talented Austin team’s 143.1 at the Instructional Services Center. Minneapolis South followed with 112.8 points and Columbia Heights rounded out the four-team field with 97.25 points.
“We are out of the 133 slump. The girls did great!” Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. “We had a bit of a hiccup on floor, but they were able to keep going.”
Farmington didn’t score well as a team in the floor exercise, but Amanda Davenport managed to earn the team’s lone first-place finish in the event as she tied for the top spot with a score of 9.05. Taylor Schmaltz was the team’s next best finisher in the event with a fifth-place 8.65.
Kiana Lord once again led the team in the all-around with a fourth-place score of 34.75. She was third in the balance beam with a 9.15, fifth in the bars with an 8.05 and fifth behind teammate Tahra Eckert in the vault with a 9.05.
Eckert led the Tigers in the vault with a fourth-place score of 9.1 and added a sixth-place 8.75 in the beam.
The Tigers also finished second behind Austin in the JV portion of the meet. Racquel Beckett claimed the JV’s lone first-place finish in the floor exercise with a score of 8.75.
Beckett was also third in the balance beam and Kendall Novak was third in the vault. Coming in fourth was Gina Mercurio in the floor exercise, Kyla Bauman in the vault and Schmaltz and Rachel Kiminski in the uneven bars.
The Tigers continue their stretch of home meets tomorrow night at 6:30 when they host Chaska/Chanhassen.
Another Missota win
The Tigers chalked up another Missota Conference win when they topped Red Wing 133.825-122.70 in their first home meet of the season last Tuesday.
Eckert won the all-around with a 34.175 and won top honors in the vault and beam. Lord added first-place scores in the bars and floor exercise.