10 December 2010

Gymnastics: Injury, illness no problem in dual meet win over Wingers

Farmington overcame an injury to one starter and a meet-ending illness to another to score a 136.675-124.125 win over Red Wing in its Missota Conference opener Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Red Wing Gymnastics Center.
"We really had a good meet considering we had to pull Erin Hickey because of a sprained finger and Kathryn Beckett because of sickness," coach Lynn Bauman said. "Nadia Lorencz, another one of our starters, was under the weather although she still competed."
"The girls were really supportive of each other with all of last minute changes. I am very proud of them."
Kiana Lord put together another stellar performance for the Tigers, taking top honors in floor exercise (9.10) and the balance beam (9.25); second in vaulting (8.5) and third on the bars (8.15). Lord won the all-around competition with a personal-best 35.00 tally.
"Kiana is moving up the scoring line," Bauman said. "She had a great meet and she still has room for improvement."
The Tigers also scored firsts in the other two events. Terra Klima earned a 9.1 to win the uneven bars and Lorencz showed little effect from the flu bug, claiming the vault with a score of 8.55.
Kylie Wharton garnered a pair of seconds on the bar and beam and a fourth on floor. Her all-around score of 33.95 was good enough for second place.
Other Farmington place-scorers included Beckett and Hickey-4th (tie) in vaulting; Tahra Eckert 4th and Beckett 5th on bars; Eckert 4th and Beckett 5th on the beam and Brianna Ruiz fourth and Beckett 5th on floor.
The news was also good from the junior varsity meet where Farmington rolled to a 121.95-59.7 victory over the Wingers.
The Tigers will attempt to move their team score up again Tuesday, Dec. 14, when they travel to New Prague for another Missota Conference dual meet.
"Bars is still a challenge for us," Bauman said. "We need to add some more difficulty to our routines."