Four members of the Bainbridge Island Dive Club will head to the Zone E National Preliminary Championships, in July in Utah after qualifying for the meet last weekend.
Henry Sauermann and Bryan Taylor both qualified for the 12-13 year old 1-meter and 3-meter events, Bryn Tiernan qualified for the 12-13 year old 1 and 3-meter events and Zora Opalka qualified for the 16-18 year old 3-meter.
The four qualified at the USA Diving Region 10 Championships, held last weekend in Provo, Utah. BIDC sent seven divers to the event that included 208 divers from Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Utah.
At the Region 10 championships, Mia Alpaugh placed 30th in the 12-13 year old 1-meter event with a score of 109.2 for seven dives and 29th (124.1) on the 3-meter.
Also in the 12-13 year old 1-meter competition, Tiernan placed 25th on the 1-meter with a score of 179.7 for seven dives, and in the 3-meter event, earned a qualifying score of 179.7, to finish 17th.
Sauermann placed ninth on the 1-meter board in the age 12-13 year old division, scoring 119.2, and seventh place in the 3-meter event with a qualifying score of 189.
Brian Taylor placed 8th in the age 12-13 year old division 1-meter event with a score of 178 for eight dives, and ninth in the 3-meter event with a score of 171.45.
In the 16-18 year old girls one-meter event, Jackie Hellmers was 53rd with a score of 82.8 for five dives, and placed 44th in her 3-meter event with a score of 119.85.
Cameron Rouser dove in the 16-18 year old girls 1-meter event, earning a score of 139 for five dives to finish 41st. She was 40th in the 3-meter event, scoring 132.25.
Also in the 16-18 year old girls events, Opalka scored 144.95 on the 1-meter board for 40th place, and in the 3-meter event with a score of 378.4 for 10 dives, placing 16th.
The 2016 Zone E National Preliminary meet will take place July 4-10 at University of Utah’s HPER Natatorium in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bainbridge Island Dive Club will compete in the 2016 BC Summer Provincial Diving Championships at the Grandview Aquatic Centre in Surrey, B.C., May 27-29.