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Mahopac Captures Division 2 Crown

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Callie Johanson won the vault and was second in the all-around at divisionals.
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac’s varsity gymnastics team claimed the Division 2 title, recording 168 points to defeat second-place Wappingers (165.8) at Odyssey Gymnastics in Mahopac.

“The team held tough and responded to the challenge — great competition,” Mahopac coach Vin Collins said.

Callie Johanson was second in the all-around with a 36.55. She won the vault (9.375) and was second in the uneven bars (8.475) and floor exercise (9.5). The junior was also third in the balance beam (9.2).

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Sydney Hughes was third in the all-around with a 33.35 and won the balance beam with a 9.35.

Jamison Castrataro, just an eighth-grader, was fourth in the all-around with a 32.825. She was fourth in the bars (7.9) and seventh in the vault (8.4).

Cassie Traina finished seventh all-around (32.275). She was third in the vault (8.95) and sixth in the floor (9.0).

Chloe Lee placed third in the bars with a 7.9 and tied for fourth in the beam (8.525).

“We qualified for the sectional championship as a team and we have five gymnasts qualified as all-arounds —Cassie, Callie, Sydney, Chloe and Jamison — but it was a total team effort,” said Collins, whose team competed in sectionals on Feb. 14 at Carmel High School.

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