Greene Strikes Gold, Fowler Wins Bronze at 2017 Junior Pan American Championships

By USA Diving | Sept. 30, 2017, 9:13 p.m. (ET)


Bennett Greene, seen here at the 2017 USA Diving National Championships, won gold in the 11-and-under boys' platform at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships

The third installment of action at the 2017 Junior Pan American Championships saw Team USA gather three medals Saturday in Victoria, British Columbia, with one gold and two bronze medals. Bennett Greene (Knoxville, Tenn./Tennessee Diving) supplied the lone gold medal for the Americans while Anne Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) and the synchronized pair of Noah Duperre (New Albany, Ohio/Ohio State Diving Club) and Lyle Yost (Shaker Heights, Ohio/American Flyers Diving) provided bronze. Team USA now has 16 medals through three days at the meet with seven golds, five silvers and four bronzes.

Greene’s gold came in the 11-and-under boys’ platform final where he recorded a top score of 249.20 points. The gold is Greene’s second of the meet, having won the 11-and-under boys’ 3-meter yesterday. Fellow American Dominic Roberto (Solon, Ohio/American Flyers Diving) took fifth in the event with 212.90 points.

Fowler won her second bronze of the meet, tallying a third-place score of 359.15 in the 14-15 girls’ 3-meter event. Her first bronze came yesterday on 1-meter. Hailey Hernandez (Southlake, Texas/GC Divers) finished fourth in the contest with 355.85 points. Hernandez dove in every 14-15 girls’ event, winning medals in 1-meter (gold) and platform (silver).

Duperre and Yost crafted a bronze-medal effort in the 14-18 boys’ synchronized 3-meter final, scoring 291.90 points. The bronze is Yost’s second medal of the meet (16-18 1-meter; bronze) and Duperre’s first piece of hardware. Cuba took silver with 294.30 points and Canada won gold with 307.50 points.

Elena Yeh (South Pasadena, Calif./Arrow Dive Club) posted a fourth-place finish in the 12-13 girls’ 1-meter with 256.90 points as Lily Witte (Dexter, Mich./Legacy Diving) came in one spot behind her with 256.60 for fifth.

Grace Cable (Winter Park, Fla./Duke Diving) constructed a fourth-place effort in the 16-18 girls’ platform contest, scoring 375.65 points. Bridget O’Neil (Southlake, Texas/GC Divers) finished seventh in the event with 326.10 points.

Max Fowler (Burke, Va./Alexandria Dive Club) clinched fifth in the 12-13 boys’ 3-meter final, putting up 339.80 points. Nick Harris (Chester Springs, Pa./Westchester Diving) took sixth in the event, making his 2017 Junior Pan American Championships debut with 333.25 points.  

Lanie Gutch (Orlando, Fla./YCF Diving Team) was the highest-scoring American in the 11-and-under girls’ 1-meter final with 190.45 points for seventh. U.S. teammate Avery Worobel (Cary, N.C./Duke Diving) came in eighth at 180.25.

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

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