County Novices 2018
Parkside Pools, Cambridge
19th February 2018
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Some events have photos - click on the underlined event names.
There was a stellar performance from 9 year-old Greta Creasy as Cambridge Dive Team swept the board in all events at the Cambridgeshire County Skills Diving Championships. The divers are judged on their skill and technique when performing twelve dives across poolside and the 1 and 3 metre springboards. Diving in group E for under 10s, Greta amassed an impressive 272.30 points giving her a ten point lead over silver medallist Zia Gordon. A fight for the bronze gave Rufus Bord the edge over Tobi Fayomi by less than a point. All divers scored 7s and 8s on some of their dives in this very high standard event and qualified for the National Skills event in the summer.
Rhiannon Monie was triumphant in the Group D event for 10 and 11 years with a sparkling 257.25 points. Excellent line-ups from 3 metre pushed Daisy Chapman to the silver medal with 243.10 edging out Max Burnell (233.35) who took bronze ahead of Molly McGregor and Daniel Lock.
In the biggest event of the day it was Marisa Cowling who took the crown in the 12-13 year event. After seven dives she trailed Grace Hodge but a magnificent back dive pushed her into the lead that she maintained to the end to finish with 269.55. There was an even tighter battle for the silver and bronze medals with Grace (265.30) just edging out Jonah Tomsett (264.00).
The final event for over 14 years who perform four dives from 1 metre and four dives from 3 metre was also a very high standard. An excellent inward 1½ somersaults followed by a high scoring reverse dive gave Autumn Cowell the title with 213.30 points. Stella Monks showed her continued improvement to take the silver with 189.15 whilst Imogen Cowell took a well-deserved bronze medal.
Linda Davidson, President of the County Swimming Association, presented the trophies and medals.
|Novices Group E (1m first)|
|1||Greta Creasy||Cambridge Dive Team||272.30|
|2||Zia Gordon||Cambridge Dive Team||262.05|
|3||Rufus Bord||Cambridge Dive Team||243.00|
|4||Tobi Fayomi||Cambridge Dive team||242.05|
|Novices Group B (1m first)|
|1||Autumn Cowell||Cambridge Dive Team||213.50|
|2||Stella Monks||Cambridge Dive Team||189.15|
|3||Imogen Cowell||Cambridge Dive Team||178.55|
|Novices Group D|
|1||Rhiannon Monie||Cambridge Dive Team||257.25|
|2||Daisy Chapman||Cambridge Dive Team||243.10|
|3||Max Burnell||Cambridge Dive Team||233.35|
|4||Molly McGregor||Cambridge Dive Team||229.20|
|5||Daniel Lock||Cambridge Dive Team||226.40|
|Novices Group C|
|1||Marisa Cowling||Cambridge Dive Team||269.55|
|2||Grace Hodge||Cambridge Dive team||265.30|
|3||Jonah Tomsett||Cambridge Dive Team||264.00|
|4||Daniel Millard||Cambridge Dive Team||258.80|
|5||Siena Kelly||Cambridge Dive team||251.50|
|6||Charlotte Mann||Cambridge Dive team||247.20|
|7||Honor Creasy||Cambridge Dive team||243.05|