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South Mountain Y Ace Gymnastics Team Succeeds at State Championships and Moves on to Nationals

The Alternative Press Staff

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 • 6:20am

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The South Mountain YMCA Aces Gymnastics A and B teams competed successfully at the New Jersey States competition in Madison on May 18, 2014.

Kellyn Shuster of South Orange,( level 8 A team), was the only A team competitor.  She received fifth on floor with a 8.6, for an all-around total of 30.9; with South Mountain Aces placing fourth. 

Taylor Milch of Montclair (level 7, B division, 13 and over)  placed first on floor (8.6),tied for first on vault (9.0),  third on bars (7.5) and fourth on floor (8.6) for an all-around  score of 32.6, giving her second place for that level. 

Grace Healey of South Orange (level 7, B, 13 and under) tied for first on bars (7.9), fifth on beam (7.4)  fourth on floor (8.0) and fifth on vault (8.2)  for a third place all-around of 31.5.

Sydney Williams of South Orange (level 7, B team, under 14) and Jordan Dodson of East Orange (level 7, B, 12 and under)  also put in solid performances. 

The girls are coached by Courtney Hazelwood and Ed Bell. 

Kellyn, Taylor and Grace will be heading to the YMCA Nationals competition in Tampa this summer. 

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