HCDC divers earn accolades at Spartan Winter Invite at MSU
HCDC divers Annabelle Kuck, Jodee Gaskill, Jordan Price, coach Todd Bates, Bethany ButchBaker, Aubrey Yarger, Maelea Martin and Mayari Coriano-Lahiff gather on the deck during the Spartan Winter Invite at Michigan State University.
The Hastings Community Diving Club had a great weekend at the Spartan Winter Invite at Michigan State University the weekend of Dec. 7.
Hannah Johnson won the 16-18 age group concluding a totally undefeated senior season and undefeated career in USA Diving where she started out in the Future Champions division according to HCDC head coach Todd Bates. Johnson was an MHSAA State Qualifier this season as a member of the Delton Kellogg-Thornapple Kellogg-Hastings varsity girls' swimming and diving team who was the OK Rainbow Conference Tier II champion.
“Christmas came early for me as a coach” coach Bates said.
Aubrey Yarger earned a gold medal and qualified for the 2020 AAU Summer Nationals besting the qualifying score by 21 points.
Bethany ButchBaker from the club earned a silver medal, Mayari Coriano-Lahiff was a bronze medalist and Maelea Martin earned a sixth-place finish.
ButchBaker and Coriano-Lahiff both placed fifth on the 3-meter board. Fellow club member Jordan Price claimed a tier 1 silver medal, Anabelle Kuck placed fourth, and Jodee Gaskill placed fifth in her first meet.