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Lakeland/Panas, Mahopac Gymnasts Contribute to Squad's Success

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Caitlin Pellegrino competes in the floor exercise. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Lakeland/Panas’ Jana Frattellone performs her balance beam routine. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Amanda Grigas competes in the balance beam at states. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland/Panas and Mahopac’s gymnastics teams helped Section 1’s squad earn fifth place out of 10 sections on Saturday, March 3, at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Long Island.

Section 3 took first place with 185.725 points to Section 1’s 176.575. Among Section 1’s top contributors, a handful came from Lakeland/Panas and Mahopac.

“Our team did well, and our Mahopac girls had a nice way to finish their high school season,” said Mahopac coach Vin Collins, who is also the coach of the Section 1 team. “For Callie and Sydney, it was a nice way to finish their high school careers.”

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Senior Caitlin Pellegrino of Lakeland/Panas dazzled with a 9.1 score and took ninth place in the vault. Indian senior star Callie Johanson took 12th place with a 9.0, while Mahopac’s Jamison Castrataro finished in 17th with a score of 8.8 in her second trip to states.

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