After a long season of twisting, leaping, and turning off the diving boards, first-year diver Shaynna Hockett, along with one other teammate, qualified for the state diving championships.
Shaynna surprised herself and her coaches by placing in the top six at the Nor-Cal diving championships for both the one meter and three meter dives at Los Posedas College, April 16, which was enough to earn a trip to Pasadena Junior College to participate in the State Diving Championships.
Shaynna had been regularly placing in the top three in meets with her one meter dives, so the results were expected. However, with the three meter board it was a different story.
“I usually hate the three meter board,” Hockett said. “I just had a good meet and a good day. Some of the dives that were usually harder for me I was throwing with ease.”
Out of roughly thirty divers and more than a dozen schools, Hockett placed fifth in the three meter board and third on the one meter board.
At the state championships at Pasdena Junior College Shaynna performed valiantly as she finished her way to tenth place on the one meter board and eleventh on the three meter board.