25 January 2014

Gymnastics: Tigers down Wingers

Rachel Kiminski
Amanda Davenport won three events and the all-around and the Tigers bumped their season-best team score up a fraction of a point in a 137.75-126.35 Missota Conference dual meet at the District Service Center.

Davenport won the vault (9.45), floor exercise (8.975) and all-around (34.875) and tied teammate Abby Schwartz for the top spot on the uneven bars (8.1).

Rachel Kiminski made it a clean sweep in the individual events with a first place finish on the balance beam with a score of 8.95.

Schwartz added two more second place performances in floor exercise and balance beam. Tahra Eckert also garnered a pair of second place finishes for the winners, placing runner-up in vaulting and all-around.

Kiminski took third place on the uneven bars and Kathryn Beckett ranked third in floor exercise.

Three other Farmington entrants finished fourth in individual events, including Davenport on the beam; Kathryn Beckett in floor exercise and Gina Mercurio in vault.

"Overall the team looks cleaner and a lot more consistent," coach Lynn Bauman said. "Beam was greatly improved and vault went great as well.

"The girls are working very hard towards that 140 and I know we will get there very soon."

Farmington also won the junior varsity meet123.7-106.65. Four Tigers finished first: Kiminski in vault; Mercurio in floor exercise; Sam Kramer on the balance beam and Sidney Comes in all-around.

Tuesday the Tigers travel to Northfield for a triangular meet with the Raiders and Red Wing.