MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Mahopac gymnastics’ “Blue” team took first place at the 33rd annual Mahopac Invitational on Thursday, Jan. 2.

“It was a great team effort,” said Coach Vincent Collins. “Our gymnasts really stepped-up tonight against some top-flight competition!”

Other participating teams were Lakeland-Panas/Putnam Valley, Suffern, Wappingers, Clarkstown and FD Roosevelt.

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Chloe Lee finished first in the uneven bars and Lia Graap finished first in the floor exercise.

Performing in the all-around were Jamison Castrataro and Kaylie Ann Hammond.

Rounding out the performances were Rachel Romero on the balance beam, Nicole Giannetta and Fabiola Laska in the floor exercise, and Juliette LeBlance on the vault.

Mahopac edged by Lakeland-Panas

The Mahopac gymnastics team fell to Lakeland-Panas/Putnam Valley by just 1.65 points on Monday, Jan. 6.

Mahopac, scoring 169.350 points, finished second in the four-team meet. Also competing were Lakeland-Panas (171.000 points), Clarkstown (91.150 points) and Edgemont (65.200).

Castrataro, he said, had “her best effort of the year,” scoring 36.10 points in the all-around. With 9.55 points, she also finished first in the floor exercise.

Lee and Graap also had their best all-around scores of the season.

Giannetta, Collins said, “made a couple of adjustments in her floor routine and had her best effort of the season.”

Mahopac drops close one to Somers

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Mahopac fell to Somers, 170.250 to 169.200.

Mahopac wins five-team meet

Mahopac took first place at a five-team meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

The Indians scored 160.20, defeating Scarsdale (143.6), Wappingers (139.3), Clarkstown (132.8) and Edgemont (27.45).

Mahopac was led by Castrataro, who took first place in the all-around competition.

Collins said Giannetta, who had a strong showing on the balance beam is “starting to come on.” He added that LeBlanc is becoming more consistent in all four event, especially the floor exercise, whe she finished sixth.

The coach also complimented Graap, who despite being injured, competed on the uneven bars and balance beam, finishing second and first, respectively.