Local divers compete in junior championshipsJune 19th, 2014 by Annette Griffus
Three members of the Bainbridge Island Dive Club traveled to the 2014 USA Diving Summer Junior Region 10 Championships earlier this month in Santa Clara, California.
The meet is the first step towards qualifying for the national championships. The top 12 finishers qualify for zone championships, and the top finishers from zones qualify for nationals. Henry Sauermann of Bainbridge qualified for zones on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. Sauermann finished eighth in the 3M, under 11 category with a six-dive total of 114.75 points. He finished ninth in the 1M with a score of 113.65.
Former zones and national qualifier, Cammy Rouser of Kingston and Jackie Hellmers of Poulsbo also scored personal best reverse dives. Rouser, competing in the 14-15 year-old category finished 31st with 188.45 points in the 3M and 29th in the 1M with 213.10 points. Hellmers was 44th in the 1M with a score of 145.85.
The zone championships will be July 10-13 in Tucson, Arizona.