Mason diving coach Lori Rapp described the Division I state girls’ diving field as one of the most competitive and talent-filled in recent memory in Canton.
With a couple of Olympic Trials qualifiers at the meet, Rapp was hoping for the best with her two divers and they didn’t disappoint.
“They did amazing,” Rapp said.
Mason senior Madeline Sewell was third at the state meet in Canton on Thursday. Sewell had 453.20 points and had the only nine in the event on her last dive, Rapp said.
“She dove out of her mind,” Rapp said.
Sewell, who signed with Michigan State in November, had a previous best state finish of fifth as a sophomore.
Mason junior Sydney Carr (408.75) was 13th in her first meet and Rapp said she “competed like a champion.”
“She had a great meet,” Rapp said. “She went and she competed and realized she belonged there.”
Powell Olentangy Liberty’s Olivia Ball won the state title with 461.75 points in the finals. New Albany’s Estee Pryor was second and Worthington Kilbourne’s Rachel Rubadue was fourth. All three were Olympic Trial qualifiers.
Lakota East junior Abby McConnell (439.35) was seventh and Sycamore junior Andrianna DiMasso (411.50) was 12th.
The Division I boys and girls swimming preliminaries begin at 9 a.m. today with the Division II finals at 5 p.m.
The Division I boys diving competition is 9 a.m. Saturday.