Watson closes British Elite Junior Diving Championships 2018 with top-5 finish

By USA Diving | April 05, 2018, 8:33 p.m. (ET)

Ali Watson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Fort Lauderdale Diving Team) notched her third straight top-10 finish at the British Elite Junior Diving Championships 2018 as competition came to an end at the Plymouth Life Centre in Plymouth, Great Britain, Thursday afternoon. She finished fifth overall in the 16-18 girls’ 1-meter event alongside compatriots Jessica Warak (Bellevue, Neb./Nebraska Diving Club) and Allison Ward (Westlake, Texas/GC Diving) who came in 14th and 17th respectively.

Watson completed the 16-18 girls’ 1-meter final with a score of 341.05 to take fifth overall. Her highest-scoring dive came on a forward 2½ somersault pike that totaled 46.80 points. Watson competed in all three individual events at the meet, finishing second on platform, fifth on 1-meter and seventh on 3-meter.             

Warak earned 314.75 points in the 16-18 girls’ 1-meter preliminary to secure 14th overall. She also competed in the 16-18 girls’ platform event earlier in the meet where she came in 11th.

Ward posted a score of 305.70 in the 16-18 girls’ 1-meter preliminary to finish 17th overall. Thursday marked the second straight day of competition for Ward after finishing 21st in the 16-18 girls’ 3-meter yesterday.

Bennett Greene (Knoxville, Tenn./Tennessee Diving), competing for the third day in a row, totaled 286.45 points in the 12-13 boys’ 3-meter preliminary for a 16th-place finish. Greene dove in all three individual events at the meet, taking 14th on 1-meter, 16th on 3-meter and 23rd on platform.

Full results can be found here.

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