MAHOPAC, N.Y.-Lia Graap may only be in seventh grade but she shows the skill of a seasoned-veteran and that was on display when she placed first in the all-around with a 34.25 in a meet with Suffern on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Graap and Mahopac handily defeated Suffern in the gymnastics meet by a score of 162.25-156.9 at Lakeview Elementary School.

The middle schooler shined in the floor exercise with an impressive 9.55 to place first. She also took the top prize in the balance beam with an 8.8. Graap was second in the uneven bars (7.95) and tied for fourth in the vault (7.9).

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“She really stepped up today,” Mahopac coach Vin Collins said.

Jamison Castrataro was second in the all-around with a 33.65. She won the vault (8.5) and uneven bars (8.0) and finished third in the floor (9.2).

“Jamison was again consistent throughout,” Collins said. “Her form and technique improve each time out.”

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