Aberdeen dive team wins second meet

Best team performance in three-year existence

  • Aberdeen Dive Team member Alyssa Carestia finishes up a inward dive during a recent competition.
Aberdeen Dive Team member Alyssa Carestia finishes up a inward… (Photo courtesy of Heather…)
July 29, 2011

The Aberdeen Dive Team won its second meet of the season, defeating the Crofton Dive Team, 53-14, at the Aberdeen Swim Center last week.

The team had its best overall performance in its three-year existence with seven "first place" finishes and six "second place" finishes. Divers are scored on a range between 1-10 and those scores are then multiplied by the difficulty of the dive. For example, a back dive is more difficult than a front dive and dives with "twists" are considered the most difficult. Divers are awarded 5 points for first place, 3 points for second place and 1 point for third.

The top performances in the meet were: Lindsay Culbertson, first place in 6 and under girls; Kimball Ranken first in 7-8 girls; Anna Amato, second in 7-8 girls; Grace Tabeling, third in 7-8 girls; Jeffrey Kretschmer, third in 7-8 boys; Maggie Malia, first in 9-10 girls; Katelynn Lyons, second in 9-10 girls; Madeline Grad, third in 9-10 girls; AJ Ianniello, second in 9-10 boys; Lex Burris, third in 9-10 boys; Alyssa Carestia, first place in 11-12 girls; Natasha Roland, second in 11-12 girls; Hannah Malin, first in 13-14 girls; Katie Culbertson, second in 13-14 girls; Allissa Lyons, third in 13-14 girls; Alex Cappuccio, first in 13-14 boys; Doni Amato, first in 15-18 boys; and Jesse Roland, second in 15-18 boys.

The final meet of the season will be the league championship meet in whichAberdeen's lone representative, former gymnast Alyssa Carestia, will be competing against the best 11-12 girl divers inMaryland.

If anyone is interested in diving lessons in August or joining the Aberdeen Dive Team next year, contact head coach Rick Culbertson at 610-585-5798 or email at r2culbertson@verizon.net.

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