Some lineup changes helped Farmington's gymnastics team top the 140-point mark for the first time this season.
Nadia Lorencz stepped in for the injured Erin Hickey and led the Tigers to a second-place score of 140.3 at Saturday's Annandale Invite. Becker topped the eight-team field with a score of 143.4.
Lorencz added the bars and the beam to her meet schedule and ended up fourth in the all-around with a score of 35.05. Lorencz finished second in both the vault and floor exercise with matching scores of 9.25.
Kiana Lord placed fifth in the all-around and finished first in the meet in the balance beam with a school record-tying score of 9.4. She joined 2010 graduate Haley Luhman and coach Lynn Bauman as the only Tigers to score that high in the beam.
"Beam was one of our highlights for the day," Bauman said. "We had only two falls out of six beam routines."
Kylie Wharton, who was seventh in the all-around at 34.25, added a sixth-place score of 8.55 in the beam and a fifth-place 8.7 in the bars. Returning state qualifier Terra Klima led the team with a third-place 9.0 in the bars.
The Tigers compete again next Thursday at Rosemount. They compete at home at the Farmington Instructional Service Center Jan. 11 against Northfield.
"We just need to stay positive, confident and motivated," Bauman said. "We will go places with this team."
New Prague 141.85,
The Tigers continued to see their scores rise during a Missota Conference dual loss Tuesday at New Prague.
Klima was the team's lone first-place finisher in the beam, where she scored an 8.625.
Lord was third in the beam (9.025), fourth in the vault (8.9) and fifth in the bars (8.2) en route to a second-place all-around score of 35.075. Wharton placed third in the all-around and Kathryn Beckett finished fourth.
Lorencz led the Tigers in the vault with a second-place 9.05.