U.S. divers won seven medals – two gold, two silver and three bronze – as the UANA Junior Pan American Championships opened Thursday in Santiago, Chile.
Tyler Downs (RipFest) secured the boys’ group A 3-meter gold with 527.60 points. In group A girls’ 1-meter competition, Hailey Hernandez (GC Diving) scored 380.75 points for silver, with Anne Fowler (Alexandria Dive Club) taking bronze at 364.10.
Max Weinrich (Montgomery Dive Club) and Quinn Henninger (Mile High Dive Club) took first in boys’ synchronized platform with 300.72 points.
Kayla Jensen (The Woodlands Diving Academy) came away with silver in group D girls’ 3-meter competition with 229.60 points. The U.S. also picked up a pair of bronze medals in boys’ competition as Max Miller (The Woodlands Diving Academy) scored 355.75 to finish third in the group B 1-meter contest and Bennett Greene (Tennessee Aquatics) finished third with 316.75 points in the group C platform contest.
Emilie Moore (Coral Springs Dive Club) finished fifth and Katerina Hoffman (Nebraska Diving Club) placed seventh in group B girls’ platform competition.
Three U.S. divers placed sixth in their respective events: Josh Hedberg (Indiana International School of Diving) in group C boys’ platform, Juliet Radich (Fort Lauderdale Dive Team) in group D girls’ 3-meter, and Carson Tyler (Moss Farms Diving) in group B boys’ 1-meter.
In addition to his synchro platform gold, Henninger also finished eighth in the boys’ group A 3-meter contest.
The Junior Pan American Championships continue through Sunday, August 25. In all 24 divers will be competing for the United States.