Schultz Secures Second Gold at 2017 Junior Pan American Championships

By USA Diving | Sept. 29, 2017, 8:10 p.m. (ET)

Brooke Schultz, seen here at the 2017 World Championships Trials, won her second gold Friday at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships

Day two of competition at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships in Victoria, British Columbia, saw American divers collect seven medals with three golds, two silvers and two bronzes. Gold-medal winners included Bennett Greene (Knoxville, Tenn./Tennessee Diving), Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas/GC Divers), and Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark./University of Arkansas) who won her second gold of the meet. Aiden Sadler (Lithia, Fla./Team Colwill Diving) and Josh Davidson (Tomball, Texas/Florida State University) each won a silver, and Anne Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) and Lyle Yost (Shaker Heights, Ohio/American Flyers Diving) provided bronze medals. Team USA has 13 total medals through two days of competition with six golds, five silvers and two bronzes.

Greene produced the first gold of the day for Team USA, winning the 11-and-under boys’ 3-meter event with a score of 257.90 points. Sadler joined Greene on the podium by crafting a second-place finish, scoring 242.30 points.

Hernandez gathered her second medal of the meet with a gold-medal score of 335.35 points in the 14-15 girls’ 1-meter contest. She won silver on platform yesterday. Fowler supplied another medal for the red, white and blue in the event, securing bronze with 323.35 points.

The 12-13 girls’ platform final saw Lily Witte (Dexter, Mich./Legacy Diving) take fourth overall with 256.00 points and Elena Yeh (South Pasadena, Calif./Arrow Dive Club) come in seventh with 235.60 points.

Schultz won her second gold in as many days, recording a first-place finish in the 16-18 girls’ 3-meter final with a mark of 437.85 points. She won gold yesterday on 1-meter. Grace Cable (Winter Park, Fla./Duke Diving) secured fifth place with a score of 398.70 points.

Davidson joined Hernandez and Schultz as a multi-medalist, striking silver in the 16-18 boys’ 1-meter with 497.85 points. The Florida State Seminole won the 16-18 boys’ 3-meter event yesterday. Yost made his way to the podium with a score of 485.20 points for bronze. Canada’s Victor Povzner won gold with 512.15 points.

Jack Matthews (Powell, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club) and Jordan Rzepka (Solon, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club) wrapped up the day for the Americans, finishing sixth and 11th respectively in the 14-15 boys’ platform final. Matthews scored 381.85 and Rzepka put up 330.15 points in the final.

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Day three of the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships starts tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST. The 14-15 girls’ 3-meter, 11-and-under girls’ 1-meter, 11-and-under boys’ platform, 12-13 boys’ 3-meter, 12-13 girls’ 1-meter, 14-18 boys’ synchronized 3-meter and 16-18 girls’ platform finals will all be contested.

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