13 December 2013

Gymnastics: Tigers keep improving at North

Abby Schwartz competes on the uneven bars (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington won the vault and balance beam but perennial state power Lakeville North dominated the uneven bars and floor exercise to defeat the Tigers 136.575-131.725 in a non-conference dual meet Thursday night in Lakeville.

"We had many falls," Tiger coach Lynn Bauman said. "That's something we need to work on for next week. All in all, the girls kept moving forward and improving."

Tahra Eckert provided the only Tiger first place finish of the night when she won the vault with a 9.375 mark. Amanda Davenport took fourth and Abby Schwartz fifth in the same event. In addition to winning vault, Eckert took third on beam and ranked fifth in all-around.

Davenport also had a productive night, placing in all four events and all-around. She finished runner-up on the beam, third on bars and fifth in floor exercise. Her all-around point total of 34.025 ranked third.

Kenzie McCudden placed fifth on the uneven bars and Rachel Kiminski took fifth on the balance beam.

The Tigers lost the services of state meet performer Kyle Wharton when she injured her knee on her dismount from the uneven bars.

The Tiger junior varsity outpointed Lakeville North 121.50-114.20.

McCuddin and Sam Kramer tied for first in vaulting. Gina Mercurio ranked first on the balance beam and Sidney Comes won the all-around competition to lead the Farmington JV effort.

Next week the Tigers host a pair of Missota Conference dual meets at the District Service Center, Tuesday against Northfield and Thursday versus Chaska/Chanhassen.