Islander Ashley Medeiros places third in first fitness event

Ashley Medeiros of Edgartown (right) and her coach Shannon Petralito, following Ashley's third place finish Saturday at the WBFF Fitness Atlantic Championships in Wallingford, Connecticut. — Photo courtesy of Pamela Alwardt

Ashley E. Medeiros, 23, of Edgartown placed third among more than 40 competitiors in the Diva Tall Fitness Division at the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Fitness Atlantic Championships held on Saturday, April 13, in Wallingford, Connecticut. Ashley was competing in a WBFF event for the first time. Ms. Medeiros, coached by WBFF pro Shannon Petralito, will now compete at the WBFF Boston on June 29, 2013.