SAN JOSE, Calif.— Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, won the all-around at the 2012 Rhythmic National Championships in San Jose, Calif., with a two-day score of 213.325. Sereda added to her first day lead, adding 106.125 to her total score for the national title.
"It feels amazing. I’ve been the junior national champion, but to be senior national champion is a different level," said Sereda, who won four event medals at the first day of competition, including two gold, one silver and one bronze medal. "I feel like I’ve accomplished something I haven’t accomplished before."
2012 Olympian Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics, placed second at the competition with a 212.250, followed by Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, in third at 211.175.
The top eight competitors earned spots on the Senior National Team:
Cindy Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora; Polina Kozitskiy of Fountainville, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy; Daniella Romashin of Eden Prairie, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC; Aliya Protto of Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms; Hannah Walter of Angola, N.Y./Gymnastics Unlimited-Orchard Park; Kerber; Sereda; and Zetlin.
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