Carbon High divers anxious to show off their perfect form
After weeks of practice, Carbon High divers are finally getting their chance at stepping out onto the diving board in competition.
The team's first diving meet of the year took place in Park City on Oct. 29.
Head coach Stewart Foster said the team did well overall, noting that sophomore Kindra Edwards put in a good showing at the competition.
Edwards, in her first year of diving, has found the sport a lot more challenging and harder than she expected, Foster said.
"Kindra has improved to the point of being able to perform nine of the 11 dives required to make it to state," he said.
At the meet in Park City, Edwards performed six dives and placed second overall in that category.
"Her form is getting better each day," said Foster.
In the boys eleven dive group, Caden Sherman placed sixth. Sherman, a sophomore in his second year in diving, placed seventh at the state competition last year.
The team also participated in another meet as Carbon High held its annual Invitational Diving meet at the Price City Desert Wave Pool complex on Friday morning. In the girls six dive competition, Edwards placed first.
She had a few different dives at this meet, which helped her score," said Foster.
For the boys team, Sherman also did well. Foster said Sherman had a lot better scores in his inward one and one half somersault and his forward double somersault dives. For his efforts, Sherman ended up placing first in the eleven dive meet.
"His (Sherman) form was much better than his first meet at Park City," said Foster.
Foster also noted that Joel Garff competed in his first meet of the year, placing third in the Carbon Invitational meet. While completing the meet with a great finish, Foster thinks that hard work and repititions will help Garff and the other divers improve for upcoming meets.
"Garff needs to work on his form over the season, but other than that he is pretty fearless," said Foster.
Foster said the diving teams will be without a diving pool for the next month because of some remodeling of the lap pool at the Wave Pool complex. During this time the team will continue to work out and practice using the pool in Emery County a few times a week.
The Carbon High divers will next be in competition at Kamas on Saturday, Nov. 19.