On April 17, YHS springboard dive Coach Sallie West traveled to Clovis with two freshman varsity divers, Ben Johnson and Justin Talley, to compete against 18 other Central Valley divers in the Clovis West Invitational.
The 11-dive event challenges diver’s ability to perform five types of dives in various positions. Following the completion of eight dives by all divers, five divers with the lowest scores were cut from the competition. Johnson and Talley made the cut, and went on to complete in all 11 dives.
Johnson scored 217.70, and finishing in 12th place. Talley achieved a score of 207.18, finishing in 18th place. Taking first place with a score of 381.1 was a Clovis West senior.
“I expect more exciting diving and results from these two freshmen in the future for YHS springboard diving,” West said.
Next home meet is against Kerman, Thursday, April 23. Diving begins at 3 p.m., prior to the swim events.