Swimming: Local divers take top three spots at D-1 Regional


Local divers dominated the Division 1 Diving Regionals last Thursday at Brighton High School as Skyline took two of the top three spots with Huron grabbing the other medal. The top 12 divers advance to this weekend’s state finals at EMU.

Skyline senior diver Zane Smith won the regional diving competition with a season-best score of 430.50 in the 11-dive competition. She scored 218.60 in prelims followed by 349.20 in the semifinals to lock down first place.

Huron sophomore Annie Costello, who broke the school record earlier in the year for the River Rats, took second place with 472.10 points.

Skyline senior Paige Sundermann had the bronze performance with a season-best 452.45.

The three, who took the top three spots in a Regional that featured 26 teams, will have some familiar faces with them this weekend in Ypsilanti. Huron’s Becca Darnell finished seventh overall with a score of 356.55; Pioneer’s Alex Mercier took eighth place (346.40) and Huron’s Sami Ruud took 12th (325.45). Ruud just beat out Saline’s Sarah Densham (324.65) for the final spot.

The Division 1 state competitions for women’s swimming and diving will be held at Eastern Michigan University Friday and Saturday.

D-1 MHSAA Swimming and Diving state finals

Nov. 16-17

At Eastern Michigan University


Friday, November 16

8:30- 10:30 am Coaches packets can be picked up

8:50 am Deck Access available

9:00 -11:15 am Diving Warm Up

10:00- 11:50 am Swimming Warm Up

10:15 am Tickets will go on sale

11:15 am Backstroke flags in place

12:00 pm Swimming Competition will begin

3:00- 3:30 pm Diving Warm-up will begin for one hour before Diving Prelims start

Saturday, November 17

8:50 am Access to the Pool Deck

9:00- 11:15 am Diving Warm-up

10:00- 11:50 am Swimming Warm-up

10:15 am Tickets will go on sale

11:15 am Backstroke flags in place

12:00 pm Swimming competition will begin


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