Catholicrnschool divers scored well in several divisions of the CIF-Southern SectionrnDiving championships, held May 7 and 8 at the Riverside Aquatics Center.
In girls’rnDivision 3, Immaculate Heart senior Brighida Rosendahl, who was fourth in 2017,rnfinished second, 10 points behind winner Krystal Irwin of Poly/Pasadena.rnLouisville freshman Hayden Henderson was fourth, Mayfield junior Julia Kasputisrnseventh (she was ninth in 2017), and Marymount senior Sydney Dutton 12th.
BrighidarnRosendahl’s older sister Olivia, who set the CIF meet record in her 2014rnvictory, currently is among the country’s top divers, having won individual andrnsynchronized diving titles while attending Northwestern and competingrnnationally and internationally, including the 2017 NCAA championship inrnplatform diving.
In boys’rnDivision 1 competition, Santa Margarita junior Nicholas Leavell, the toprnqualifier entering the finals, finished second with 477.2 points, just behindrnwinner William Raines of Harvard-Westlake. Leavell was seventh in 2017.
In girls’rnDivision 1, Santa Margarita’s Alexandra Barnes (sophomore) and LondenrnChristensen (senior) repeated their sixth and seventh place finishes from 2017.rnMater Dei sophomore Madelyn Mickey, 15th in 2017, placed tenth.
ThernCIF-SS swimming championships take place May 9-12 at Riverside, with staternchampionships slated May 19 and 20 in Clovis.