Farmington’s five senior gymnasts went out in fine fashion last Tuesday night, helping the Tigers break their own school record with a team score of 141.275 in a narrow loss to New Prague at Boeckman Middle School.
Farmington claimed four of the top five spots in the floor exercise Friday night, but lost two points worth of ground in both the bars and balance beam in a 139.55-136.575 loss to section and conference leader Northfield at Boeckman Middle School.
The Farmington gymnastics team didn’t duplicate the record-setting 140-point team score it achieved at Rosemount two weeks ago.
Nevertheless, the Tigers put up some solid numbers while splitting a pair of Missota Conference meets last week. They were competitive in a 142.125-134.05 loss to a strong Northfield team last Tuesday, then improved their team score by more than four points in a 138.5-135.6 win over New Prague on Friday.
Familiar competition and a record-setting performance in the uneven parallel bars helped the Farmington gymnastics team score in the 140s for the first time ever last week in Rosemount.
The Tigers claimed four of the top spots in the bars and garnered a team record score of 35.1 in the event, which helped them to an overall score of 140.35 in a 143.4-140.35 loss to a talented Rosemount team.
Just two winters ago Farmington gymnastics coach Lynn Bauman was excited to see her team achieve a score in the low 130s. Now, she believes her squad has what it takes to reach the 140 mark by the end of the season.
The Tigers continued to raise expectations with what Bauman believed was first quad-meet victory in program history Saturday in Apple Valley.
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