KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Tyler Downs (RipFest) won his third gold to sweep his age group, while Hailey Hernandez (GC Diving) and Katerina Hoffman (Nebraska Diving Club) won their second gold medals at the 2019 USA Diving Junior National Championships. Maxwell Miller (The Woodlands Diving Academy) also won gold on Monday.
After already winning 16-18 boys’ 1-meter and 3-meter titles this week, Downs added a platform gold with 627.70 points on Monday. Quinn Henninger (Mile High Dive Club) scored 606.45 for silver, and Jordan Rzepka (Ohio State Dive Club) won bronze at 586.95.
A day after winning a 3-meter title, Hoffman came away with the girls’ 14-15 platform gold. She scored 329.10 points to edge Emilie Moore (Coral Springs Dive Club) by just 0.05 points for the victory. Isabella George (Rose Bowl Aquatics) scored 294.45 points for bronze.
Hernandez, who won 1-meter on Saturday, dominated the 16-18 girls’ 3-meter contest with 537.20 points to win gold by 58.20 points. Anne Fowler (Alexandria Dive Club) scored 479.00 points for silver. Daryn Wright (Indiana International School of Diving), the gold medalist on platform, took home the 3-meter bronze with 473.35 points.
Miller claimed the boys’ 14-15 3-meter title with 453.50 points. Carson Tyler (Moss Farms Diving) scored 448.10 for silver, and Nicholas Harris (TNT Diving) won bronze at 443.25.
With the conclusion of individual event competition, team awards were presented Monday. The Ohio State Diving Club was named the overall team champion as well as the boys’ team champion. The Indiana International School of Diving was the second-place team, and Stanford Diving was third. GC Diving finished fourth in the overall team standings and was the girls’ team champion. The Woodlands Diving Academy was fifth.
Competition in Knoxville concludes Tuesday with Junior Pan Am Championships qualifying in four synchronized diving events.