Miller Wins Bronze to Lead USA at International Youth Diving Meet

By USA Diving | April 28, 2019, 2:20 p.m. (ET)

Max Miller (The Woodlands Diving Academy) won a bronze medal on 1-meter to lead a team of nine divers representing the United States at the International Youth Diving Meet in Dresden, Germany, from April 25-28. Remi Edvalson (Stanford Diving), Luca Fassi (Rose Bowl Aquatics), Bailee Sturgill (Ohio State Dive Club) and Lily Witte (Legacy Diving) advanced to the finals in at least one event.

Miller scored 370.75 to pick up the bronze medal in the boys group B 1-meter contest, which was won by Italy’s Stefano Belotti with 415.60 points. Germany’s Carlos Alexandru Taranu was second with 409.55 points.

Miller also advanced to the group B 3-meter and platform finals. He scored 378.65 to finish eighth on 3-meter and was 10th with 321.10 points on platform.

Fassi joined Miller in the group B platform final and finished 11th with 305.15 points. Fassi placed 15th with 281.65 points in the 1-meter preliminary and scored 324.40 points to finish 19th in the 3-meter preliminary.

Edvalson advanced to the girls group A finals in two events. She finished eighth with 349.25 points on 1-meter and scored 306.50 points for 12th on platform.

Sturgill led the U.S. girls with a tie for fourth place in the group B 3-meter final after finishing with 329.90 points. Sturgill also competed on platform and scored 260.95 points for 16th place in the preliminaries.

Witte advanced to the group B 1-meter final and finished eighth with 284.90 points. She was 21st with 284.60 points in the 3-meter preliminary.

Clayton Chaplin (Mile High Dive Club), Jessie Creed (Coral Springs Diving), Ruth Anne McCranie (Moss Farms Diving) and Samantha Vear (Conroe Diving Club) also competed for the U.S. in Dresden.

In boys group A competition, Chaplin placed 16th on 3-meter with 423.15 points and was 25th with 356.15 points on 1-meter.

In girls group A competition, Creed was 15th with 295.50 points on platform and finished 17th with 315.90 points on 3-meter. Vear placed 15th with 331.80 points on 1-meter and scored 301.30 points for 20th on 3-meter.

McCranie placed 19th with 243.25 points in girls group B platform competition and scored 236.85 points for 22nd on 1-meter.

The U.S. also competed in two synchronized 3-meter events. Creed and Vear were sixth with 237.00 points in the girls event, while Miller and Chaplin paired together for 10th place on 229.44 points in boys competition.