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Smooth Entry For YHS Freshman Divers

OAKHURST – Two divers from Yosemite High School participated last month in the Clovis West Invitational with good results, according to YHS Springboard Dive Coach Sallie West.

On Friday, April 17, Coach West travelled to Clovis West High School with two Freshman Varsity Divers, Ben Johnson and Justin Talley. Friday’s portion of the Clovis West Invitational 11 dive event challenges the athletes’ ability to perform five types of dives in various positions.

A total of 21 divers from all over the valley competed in the event. Following the completion of eight dives by all divers, five divers with the lowest scores were cut from the competition.

Ben and Justin survived the cut, and went on to finish all eleven dives. Ben achieved a score of 217.70, and a 12th place finish. Justin achieved a score of 207.18, finishing in 15th place.

Taking 1st place with a score of 381.10 was a Clovis West Senior Varsity Diver.

I expect more exciting diving and results from these two Freshmen in the future for YHS springboard diving. Next home meet is against Kerman, Thursday, April 23rd. Diving begins at 3:00 PM, prior to the swim events.

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