A team of divers from Southampton Diving Academy recently travelled to Luton to compete in the Luton Challenge 2014. This year’s event was one of the largest, with 155 competitors from 14 teams travelling from all over the country.
The SDA boys were triumphant in every age category. Teen diver Max Cott, diving in the Mens 16+ years showed his experience by achieving a place in all three finals, returning with a silver medal in his platform event and 5th place in his 1m & 3m Springboard events.
Brandon Foster, diving in the boys 14/15 Years won the Bronze on the 3m springboard and achieved a fourth place in his platform event.
Cameron Gammage, diving in the boys 12/13 years enjoyed podium success in his 1m springboard event where he improved his 6th place in the preliminaries to a Bronze medal win in the final. Gammage also finished 4th in his platform event.
In the youngest of the boys age groups, the boys 11 & under, Milo French picked up the bronze medal for his 1m springboard event, also finishing 4th in the 3m springboard event.
Other SDA divers reaching the finals in their events were Milly Batten on 1m, 3m and platform, Angus Kerr on 1m, Emily Martin on 3m & platform & Scott Palmer on platform.
Jack Clewlow, head coach for the meet said ‘Our divers gained lots of experience competing in this event which saw many Junior International divers rubbing shoulders with our team. I was very impressed by their behaviour and attitude and would like to add my congratulations to all who made a top 6 finish in this tough event’
Girls 11 & Under 1m Springboard
6th Milly Batten
Boys 11 & Under 1m Springboard
3rd Milo French
Girls 12/13 Years 1m Springboard
13th Evelyna Johnson, 14th Tia Pritchard, 19th Lauren Bailey
Boys 12/13 Years 1m Springboard
3rd Cameron Gammage, 6th Angus Kerr
Girls 14/15 Years 1m Springboard
7th Emily Martin, 10th Lucy Hawkins, 18th Jessica Bennett, 20th Tanya Watson, 23rd Jade Brindley, 32nd Serena Torpey, 33rd Emily Adams
Boys 14/15 Years 1m Springboard
9th Thomas Bailey, 10 Dylan Lakeman-Brown, 11th William Osborne, 13th Rhys Crookes, 14th Elliot Moorhouse, 15th Brandon Foster, 16th Tyler Lane
Mens 16 Years & over 1m Springboard
6th Max Cott, 10th Scott Palmer
Girls 11 & Under 3m Springboard
6th Milly Batten
Boys 11 & Under 3m Springboard
4th Milo French
Girls 12/13 Years 3m Springboard
8th Tia Pritchard, 18th Evelyna Johnson, 19th Lauren Bailey
Boys 12/13 Years 3m Springboard
7th Cameron Gammage, 9th Angus Kerr
Girls 14/15 Years 3m Springboard
4th Emily Martin, 11th Tanya Watson, 14th Lucy Hawkins, 24th Serena Torpey, 27th Jade Brindley, 28th Jessica Bennett, 31st Emily Adams
Boys 14/15 Years 3m Springboard
3rd Brandon Foster, 7th Rhys Crookes, 9th William Osborne , 11th Elliot Moorhouse, 12th Thomas Bailey, 15th Tyler Lane, 16th Dylan Lakeman-Brown
Mens 16 Years & over 3m Springboard
6th Max Cott, 9th Scott Palmer
Girls 11 & Under 5m Platform
6th Milly Batten
Girls 12/13 Years Platform
8th Tia Pritchard, 9th Evelyna Johnson
Boys 12/13 Years Platform
4th Cameron Gammage, 8th Angus Kerr
Girls 14/15 Years Platfrom
5th Emily Martin, 10th Jessica Bennett 11th Lucy Hawkins 14th Tanya Watson, 20th Jade Brindley, 22nd Serena Torpey, 26th Emily Adams
Boys 14/15 Years Platform
4th Brandon Foster, 8th William Osborne, 10th Tyler Lane, 11th Rhys Crookes, 15th Thomas Bailey , 16th Dylan Lakeman-Brown
Mens 16 Years & over Platfrorm
2nd Max Cott, 5th Scott Palmer