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NO THIRD PLACE FINISH --Shown are the overall (Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

NO THIRD PLACE FINISH --Shown are the overall finalists of the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier held at Hicksville High School. On the second place podium are Stephanie Jennings of Sewanhaka , far left, and Alexis Fraher of Bethpage who both tied for second place overall. Ali Bezalel of Hewlett, center podium, came in first place overall. There was no third place finalist. (Feb. 4. 2012)

Nassau individual gymnsatics championship/state qualifier

Hewlett's Ali Bezalel earned her third trip to the state championships with her all-around first place performance.

First place overall finalist Ali Bezalel of Hewlett
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First place overall finalist Ali Bezalel of Hewlett receives a hug after scoring high marks in the vaulting event at the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier. (Feb. 4, 2012)

Melissa Kropf of Plainview/Old Bethpage performs on the
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Melissa Kropf of Plainview/Old Bethpage performs on the balance beam in the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier. (Feb. 4, 2012)

Second place overall finalist Alexis Fraher of Bethpage
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Second place overall finalist Alexis Fraher of Bethpage does a flip on the balance beam at the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier . (Feb. 4, 2012)

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Shown is the Nassau County Section 8 State
(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

Shown is the Nassau County Section 8 State Gymnastics team, after the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier From left to right, bottom/front row: Sara Cirisi of Bethpage, Alexa Pepe of Bethpage, Jordan Sack of Plainview/Old Bethpage, Melissa Kropf of Plainview/Old Bethpage, Jessica Romano of Massapequa, Victoria Vitale of Plainview/Old Bethpage, Katrina Migliorini of Plainview/Old Bethpage, Kathleen "Katie Wall" of Massapequa, and Alyssa Testa of Bethpage, From left: Top/back row: Alexis Fraher of Bethpage (2nd place overall- tie), Ali Bezalel of Hewlett (center - 1st place overall) and Stephanie Jennings of Sewanhaka (2nd overall - tied with Fraher). (Feb. 4, 2012)

Shown is the Nassau County Section 8 State
(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

Shown is the Nassau County Section 8 State Gymnastics team, after the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier. (Feb. 4, 2012)

Ali Bezalel of Hewlett celebrates after fisihing first
(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

Ali Bezalel of Hewlett celebrates after fisihing first place overall in the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier. (Feb. 4, 2012)

NO THIRD PLACE FINISH --Shown are the overall
(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

NO THIRD PLACE FINISH --Shown are the overall finalists of the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier held at Hicksville High School. On the second place podium are Stephanie Jennings of Sewanhaka , far left, and Alexis Fraher of Bethpage who both tied for second place overall. Ali Bezalel of Hewlett, center podium, came in first place overall. There was no third place finalist. (Feb. 4. 2012)

First place overall finalist Ali Bezalel of Hewlett
(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

First place overall finalist Ali Bezalel of Hewlett performs her floor routine in the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier held at Hicksville High School. (Feb. 4, 2012)

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First place overall finalist Ali Bezalel of Hewlett
(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

First place overall finalist Ali Bezalel of Hewlett performs her floor routine in the Nassau Gymnastics Individual Championships and State Qualifier held at Hicksville High School. (Feb. 4, 2012)

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