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Ward Melville's Taja Slade competes on the balance (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Taja Slade competes on the balance beam during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk gymnastics team finals

Ward Melville edged Half Hollow Hills in the Suffolk gymnastics team finals.

Half Hollow Hill's Samantha Fandacaro performs on the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Half Hollow Hill's Samantha Fandacaro performs on the vault during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Cydney Crasa performs during the floor
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Cydney Crasa performs during the floor exercise in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Taja Slade performs on the vault
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Taja Slade performs on the vault during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Ward Melville celebrates at the end of the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville celebrates at the end of the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

A Ward Melville gymnast performs during the floor
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

A Ward Melville gymnast performs during the floor exercise in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Alison LaRocca performs on the vault
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Alison LaRocca performs on the vault during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Alison LaRocca competes on the uneven
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Alison LaRocca competes on the uneven bars during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Half Hollow Hill's Jordan Ceccarini dismounts from the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Half Hollow Hill's Jordan Ceccarini dismounts from the balance beam during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Left to right: Babylon took third place, Ward
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Left to right: Babylon took third place, Ward Melville took first place, and Half Hollow Hills placed second in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Taja Slade warms up on the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Taja Slade warms up on the uneven bars during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Eugenia Zhukovsky competes on the balance
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Eugenia Zhukovsky competes on the balance beam during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Half Hollow Hills' Jordan Ceccarini performs during the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Half Hollow Hills' Jordan Ceccarini performs during the floor exercise in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melvilles Taja Slade performs during the floor
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melvilles Taja Slade performs during the floor exercise in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Babylon's Kayla McCarthy performs during the floor exercise
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Babylon's Kayla McCarthy performs during the floor exercise in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Babylon's Mikalia Hartigan performs during the floor exercise
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Babylon's Mikalia Hartigan performs during the floor exercise in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Eugenia Zhukovsky performs during the floor
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Eugenia Zhukovsky performs during the floor exercise in the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Cydney Crasa performs on the vault
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Cydney Crasa performs on the vault during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Half Hollow Hills Jordan Ceccarini performs on the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Half Hollow Hills Jordan Ceccarini performs on the balance beam during the Suffolk gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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Ward Melville's Taja Slade competes on the balance
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Taja Slade competes on the balance beam during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Ward Melville's Alison LaRocca competes above the balance
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Ward Melville's Alison LaRocca competes above the balance beam during the Suffolk girls gymnastics team championship. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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