A Busy Week for Mahopac Gymnastics

Callie Johanson competes in the all-around as coach Vin Collins looks on. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y.— Mahopac’s gymnastics team had three competitions this past week against some tough competition.

The Indians began the week by narrowly falling to Lakeland/Panas 167.9-165-25 on Jan. 17 at Dynamic Gymnastics in Mohegan Lake.

“A fine team effort — our highest point total this season,” Mahopac coach Vin Collins said. “We came up a little short against a very good Lakeland/Panas team.”

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Callie Johanson won the all-around with a score of 36.3. She won the balance beam (9.2) and floor exercise (9.25). Johanson was second in the uneven bars (8.85) and third in the vault (9.0).

“Callie had a solid day in all four events,” Collins said.

Jamison Castrataro placed sixth in the all-around with a 32.65. She was fourth in the bars (7.7) and was sixth in the vault (8.2) and floor (9.0).

“Jamison is holding her own,” Collins said. “She competes like a veteran even though she’s just an eighth-grader.”

Sydney Hughes was second in the balance beam (8.7) and was fourth in the floor (9.1). She was 10th all around (29.90).

“Sydney had a fine routine on beam,” Collins said.

Hailey Woods was 11th all-around (29.9) and Sarah Citarella was 12th (29.5).

In a quad-meet, Mahopac netted 167.2 points to defeat second-place Scarsdale (117.1), New Rochelle and Croton-Harmon.

The Indians secured the top four spots in the all-around with Johanson placing first with a 35.8. She almost had a clean sweep by winning three of the four events. Johanson won the bars (9.2), beam (8.95) and floor (9.45).

Castrataro was second in the all-around (33.6). She won the vault (8.25), was second in the bars (7.95) and third in the floor (9.2).

Hughes took third all-around (32.85) with a second-place finish in the beam (8.9) and floor (9.4). She also was fourth in the bars. Cassie Traina was fourth all-around with a 31.7. She was fourth in the beam (8.4) and fifth in the floor (8.7).

Sarah Citarella was third in the beam (8.5) and took sixth all-around (31.65). Chloe Lee placed third in the bars (7.7) and was fourth in the vault (8.15).

In a six-team meet, Mahopac was narrowly edged by Wappingers, 161.9-160.7 on Jan. 20.

“The Mahopac-Wappingers and Mahopac-Lakeland/Panas meets are always close,” Collins said. “Tonight it could have gone either way.”

Johanson won the all-around again with 36.15 points. She won the floor (9.6), beam (9.2), bars (8.9) and was second in the beam (8.45).

Hughes was fourth in the all-around (32.05). She placed second in the floor (9.4) and was fourth in the bars.

Castrataro was third in the vault (8.4) and Traina took fifth in the beam (8.4).

Collins was proud of the team’s effort in the floor. Traina and Castrataro, who tied for fifth (8.9) in the event, were sixth (31.35) and seventh (31.25), respectively.

“Solid team performance on floor tonight with some of our best routines of the season,” Collins said.

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