Local divers place at NW Holiday meetDecember 11th, 2013 by Annette Griffus
Bainbridge Island Dive Club’s Duncan Platz of Kingston won the Future Champions 1-meter diving event at the AAU Northwest Holiday Classic dive meet Dec. 7-8 in Beaverton, Ore. The meet included 64 divers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Platz finished with a score of 147 in the 12-13 age division. He was also second in the 3-meter event with a score of 120.
BIDC’s Jackie Hellmers, of Poulsbo, finished third in the 12-13 Junior Olympic (156) and Future Champions (146) 3-meter events. Bainbridge’s Zora Opalka, and Cammy Rouser, of Kingston, finished sixth and seventh in the 14-15 Junior Olympic 3-meter competition with scores of 250 and 221, respectively. Opalka was also sixth in the Junior Olympic 1-meter (224) and Rouser was ninth (205).
BIDC, which is coached by Chris Miller, also met two-time Olympian Kelly McCormick, who won silver in the 1984 Games and bronze in 1998. She also won nine national springboard titles and two Pan Am golds.