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Area gymnast Solomon advances to national meet

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -  Maddie Solomon expected to just squeak in to the Level 9 U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships next month. Instead the 14-year-old from Hudson made it in with room to spare. 

Solomon finished second among 7 national qualifiers at the recent Region 6 meet in Green Bay with an all-around score of 35.9. Her performance came after she suffered a stress fracture in the fall, causing her to miss 5 weeks of training. It didn't seem to bother her recent finish, however.

"When they called my name up for second, I was super ecstatic," said Maddie, "I was really proud of myself that I could do that good at that high of a level of competition."

The U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships take place in Spokane, Washington, from May 8-10.

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