Helps N.Y. Team Take Third

Jesse Valone of Stroup’s Gymnastics competed at the 2014 Xcel Region VI Championships in Shrewsbury, Mass. She was part of a seven-person team representing New York in the Diamond Division of the Xcel competition. Three of her four event scores contributed to the New York team finishing third in the team competition. Valone’s scores were: vault 8.20, bars 8.15, beam 8.70, floor 9.025 and all-around 34.075. Above, Valone, who lives in Russell, Pa., and attends Eisenhower High School, executes a straddle jump in her floor routine and below she is seen doing a valdez on floor with coach Karen Stroup looking on.

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