Local divers place at NW Holiday meet

Bainbridge Island Dive Club coach Chris Miller, left, and divers Duncan Platz, Jackie Hellmers, Cammy Rouser and Zora Opalka, competed at the AAU Northwest Holiday Dive Meet in Beaverton, Ore.
Bainbridge Island Dive Club coach Chris Miller, left, and divers Duncan Platz, Jackie Hellmers, Cammy Rouser and Zora Opalka, competed at the AAU Northwest Holiday Dive Meet in Beaverton, Ore.

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.