13 January 2014

Gymnastics: Home Sweet Home

Amanda Davenport 1st on bars and beam (photo by J. Lindquist)
The Tigers saved their best performance of the season to date for their annual invitational meet, winning the four-team get-together with 137.35 points.

Woodbury finished in second place at 129.3, followed by Minneapolis South/Roosevelt 107.4 and Columbia Heights 103.7

"What a great meet," Farmington coach Lynn Bauman said. "The girls were amazing. They are pulling things together.

"We only had to count four falls which is more normal than what we have been doing. I am very proud of the girls. Their hard work is starting to pay off."

Tiger entrants won all four events and the all-around title. Tahra Eckert and Amanda Davenport each scored a pair of firsts with Eckert winning in vault (9.3) and all-around (33.5) and Davenport capturing the uneven bars (9.0) and balance beam (8.9) titles.

Kathryn Beckett supplied the other Farmington first with a 9.24 mark in floor exercise.

Abby Schwartz aso had a big day for the winners, claiming second on beam (8.65), floor exercise (9.10) and all-around (33.3).

Abby Schwartz 2nd on beam. floor and all-around (photo by Jim Lindquist)

Rachel Kiminski took second and Kenzie McCudden ranked third on the uneven bars. Eckert was fourth on the beam and Davenport finished fourth in floor. Kathryn Beckett and Racquel Beckett tied for fourth in vaulting.

The Tigers also dominated the junior varsity competition with a winning point total of 127.5. Woodbury finished a distant second with 97.15.

Farmington won all four events and the all-around. Gina Mecurio tied teammate Sam Kramer for the top score on beam and all also topped the all-around standings. Kramer won the vault. Kayle Bauman led in floor exercise and Sidney Comes ranked first on the uneven bars.

Tuesday the girls resume their dual meet schedule when they travel to New Prague