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Local gymnasts prepare for regional meet

Posted: 10:19 PM, Apr 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-13 15:39:51Z

Several Western New York gymnasts are preparing for a pretty big weekend.

Jenna Blair, Lea Philarom, Natalie Jerge and Savannah Sayoc each qualifying for the level eight regionals in Massachusetts.

All four finished sixth or better in all-around with their scoring totals in the vault, balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor routine at the state meet.

It's been a difficult journey so far, but the goals now are much bigger.

"It's been pretty hard going to school and coming to the gym and then going to track and then working more hours in the gym," Jerge said.

"It would be awesome to be an Olympian," Sayoc added.  "I've always wanted to do that."

Jerge won the state title in the floor, while Sayoc took home the title in the beam.  She is also a part of the Talent Opportunity Program, which is a prep-program for the Olympic team.

The regional meet begins on Saturday in North Borough, Mass., and wraps up on Sunday.

Jenna Blair – 2nd All-Around, 2nd Vault, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor, 4th Uneven Bars
Savannah Sayoc – 6th All-Around 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 7th Bars, 8th Vault
Lea Philarom – 4th All-Around, 4th Vault, 6th Floor, 7th Uneven Bars 8th Beam
Natalie Jerge – 3rd All-Around, 3rd Beam, 5th Vault, 9th Vault