Bellingham divers place top 5 in meet


Bellingham divers Ellie Kindlund and Ariel McGavock nearly qualified for the state meet with top scores during a district dive meet Saturday, Oct. 5, at Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.

Kindlund scored 277.8 points, placing fourth overall in the 11-dive performance, and McGavock placed fifth with 273.7 points. A score of 280 automatically qualifies divers for state.

"They did a really good job," Bellingham city dive coach Danika Troupe said in a phone interview. "To be so close to state on the first meet is excellent."

Squalicum diver Samantha Jones placed seventh with 260 points, and Sehome's Stephanie Rey took eighth with 234 points.

The next dive meet is Saturday, Oct. 26, at Fidalgo Pool.

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