U.S. divers came away with four medals, including two gold, on Saturday at the Junior Pan American Championships in Santiago, Chile. The U.S. has now won 16 medals with one day of competition still remaining.
Avery Worobel (Duke Diving) scored 268.05 points to win gold on 1-meter in girls’ group C competition. Jordan Rzepka (Ohio State Diving Club) and Tyler Downs (RipFest) paired for gold in boys’ synchronized 3-meter with 284.25 points, edging Brazil by 1.17 points.
The U.S. also picked up a pair of individual silver medals. Bennett Greene (Tennessee Aquatics) scored 332.15 points for second in the boys’ group C 3-meter contest to pick up his second medal of the championships. Kayla Jensen (The Woodlands Diving Academy) also won her second medal, this time scoring 210.10 for silver on 1-meter in girls’ group D.
Juliet Radich (Fort Lauderdale Dive Team) was sixth in the group D 1-meter contest, and Josh Sollenberger (Indiana International School of Diving) was sixth in the group C 3-meter event. Avery Giese (Mission Viejo Nadadores) was 9th in group C 1-meter competition.
Katerina Hoffman (Nebraska Diving Club) narrowly missed the podium in the girls’ group B 3-meter contest after finishing fourth, just .05 points out of bronze. Lily Witte (Legacy Diving) was sixth.
Daryn Wright (Indiana International School of Diving) was fourth on platform in girls’ group A competition, with Sophia McAfee (Trojan Dive Club) finishing sixth in that same event.
In boys’ group D platform, Mik Schwickert (Clavadistas del Sol) was eighth and Mitchell Caldwell (American Flyers Diving) was ninth.
Competition at the Junior Pan American Championships wraps up Sunday with the last seven events.