BIDC divers qualify for zones

Bryn Tiernan and Henry Sauerman of the Bainbridge Island Dive Club advanced to the USA Diving Zone D Championships in June in Beaverton, Oregon, after qualifying at the Junior Region 10 Championships last weekend in Beaverton.

Tiernan and Sauerman each advanced to the zone meet in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.

Tiernan placed 10th in the 3M with a score of 123.70 and 12th in the 1M (110.80) in the 11-and-under division. Sauerman, competing in the 12-13 division, was seventh in both the 1M (152.5) and 3M (152.85).

In the girls 14-15, Jackie Hellmers, of Poulsbo, placed 19th in the 1M (162.85) and 19th in the 3M (195.65). Zora Opalka, Bainbridge, was 32nd in the IM (166.10) and 24th in the 3M (325.6) in the 16-18 division. Cammie Rouser, Kingston, finished 33rd in the 3M (295.60) and 42nd in the 1M (132.90).

The regional meet featured divers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, California, Nevada, Texas and Hawaii. BIDC, which includes divers from Kingston, Poulsbo and the island, will travel to a meet in Victoria, B.C., Canada in May and the the zone meet, June 19-24.