Elite competition wraps up later tonight with the senior all-around finals, where Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, seeks her second straight U.S. title.
Zeng, the leader after the preliminary round, posted combined scores of 31.700, hoop; 30.950, ball; 29.900, clubs; and 28.500, ribbon, to take the second U.S. all-around title of her career. Zeng won the Hope division all-around title in 2011. Budginas was solid on all four apparatus with scores of 28.300, hoop; 27.800, ball; 28.250, clubs; and 29.550, ribbon. Lu earned scores of 28.150, hoop; 29.800, ball; 28.250, clubs; and 27.500, ribbon.
This national championship event features the best rhythmic gymnasts in the United States and will determine the all-around and individual national champions, as well as the members of the U.S. National Team. Competition will be held for Levels 4-10, with Level 10 as the elite division.
The competition schedule is as follows:
9 a.m., Level 4, finals
9 a.m., Level 7 (hoop and clubs), awards