The newest – and youngest – members of the 2008 U.S. national team made their senior international debuts Thursday at the Canada Cup.
Kaylea Arnett (Spring, Texas) and Michelle Cabassol (Montgomery, Texas), who both turned 15 less than two weeks ago, finished 11th and 12th respectively on women’s platform. Arnett, the younger of the two by just a day, scored 284.80 points, while Cabassol finished with 283.50 points. Arnett won the gold medal on platform at last year’s Junior Pan American Championships, and Cabassol placed fourth on the event at the Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships last month.
The two will pair up in synchronized 3-meter and synchronized 10-meter later in the week, and Cabassol will also compete individually on 3-meter.
In other action Thursday, Burkley Showe (Columbus, Ohio) finished 12 th overall after sixth in his semifinal with 382.15 points. Justin Wilcock (Smithfield, Utah) just missed a spot in the semifinals after placing 13 th in the preliminaries with 389.20 points.
The Canada Cup runs through Sunday, May 4. Friday’s action includes Cabassol and Amanda Miller (Centreville, Va.) on women’s 3-meter and Drew Livingston (The Woodlands, Texas) on men’s platform.