• Dr. Herpy

Kenston’s Nero heads to Nationals

After claiming Chagrin Valley Conference MVP recognition following the winter sports season, Kenston sophomore Sammi Nero continued on with her club gymnastics team and has had quite a few remarkable accomplishments.

Since finishing up with her high school program, Nero went on to compete in the state competition with her club team and clinched a championship title on the uneven bars with a score of 9.550. Scores on her other events put her in fourth place in the all-around competition in the state.

With her success at the state level, Nero qualified for regionals in Lansing, Mich. The Region 5 competition includes gymnasts from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

Nero sprained her ankle and did not think she would be able to compete at regionals, but, with a lot of ice and therapy, she decided to give it a go, even if a little sore.

The top-six gymnasts out of all five states advanced to the next level and Nero finished fifth AA, which has qualified her for Level 9 Eastern Nationals. She will be part of the Region 5 National Team and compete in Tampa, Fla. on May 4th.