21 December 2013

Gymnastics: Davenport leads Tigers past Chaska/Chanhassen

Amanda Davenport won vault, bars and all-around (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Amanda Davenport had a career night and the Tigers put up a season-best team score in a 136.7-134.85 win over Chaska/Chanhassen Friday night at the District Service Center.

Davenport dominated the competition, finishing first in vault (9.1) and uneven bars (8.25) and second on the balance beam (8.8) and floor exercise (9.0). Her all-around point total of 35.25 was easily a meet best.

"Amanda was the one to watch tonight," Tiger coach Lynn Bauman said. "The Tiger spirit was high. I am happy, happy, happy!"

Rachel Kiminski also had a big night for the Tigers who claimed their first dual meet decision of the season after facing state powers Northfield and Lakeville North in their first two head-to-head competitions.

Kiminski placed third on the beam and fourth in floor exercise and her all-around score if 33.7 was good enough for second place behind Davenport.

Tahra Eckert took third in vault and fifth on floor and ranked third in all-around with a score of 33.65.

Three other Tigers scored fourth place points: Racquel Beckett in vault; Kenzie McCuddin on bars and Sidney Comes on beam.

The Tigers are now off until after Christmas. They return to competition Saturday, Dec. 28 when they travel to Rosemount for a non-conference dual meet.