December 14, 2018
Divers Set for Winter National Meets

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The Florida State divers will be in action at a pair of national meets, starting on Dec. 15.

Junior Aidan Faminoff will be diving at the 2018 Canadian Winter National Championships, which will be held in his hometown of Victoria, B.C., at the Saanich Commonwealth Place this weekend.

Faminoff will dive in the 10-meter platform event, which is scheduled for Saturday.

Prelims will begin at 11:55 a.m. (PT) with finals following at 3:55 p.m. Results and live streaming can be found via the Canadian Diving website.

Seven Seminoles will also be competing at the 2018 USA Diving Trials in Atlanta, Georgia, at the McAuley Aquatic Center from Dec. 16-21.

The meet will serve as a qualifier for both the 2019 FINA Grand Prix series and 2019 World University Games, which will be held in Napoli, Italy from July 3-14.

Former Florida State diver and USA National Team member Katrina Young will be the first to compete, as she will contest in the 10-meter synchro event on Dec. 17 with two different partners.  The Shoreline, Washington native will also be a contender in the individual event on Dec. 19.

Young has been very busy in 2018, where she won the national title in both the 10-meter individual and 10-meter mixed synchro events. She represented the United States at the 2018 World Cup and later went on to collect three medals in both individual and synchro events at FINA Grand Prix stops.

Juniors Ayla Bonniwell and Eden Hessinger will team up and compete in the 3-meter synchro on Tuesday before Bonniwell competes individually on 1-meter (Thursday) and 3-meter (Friday).

Sophomore Joshua Davidson and junior Cameron Thatcher will be competing in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events.  Prelims and finals of 1-meter will be held on Wednesday and will be followed by both rounds of 3-meter on Thursday.

Bonniwell will be joined by freshman Grace Cable and junior Molly Carlson in the springboard events and Cable will also compete in the 10-meter platform.

Prelims each day will start at 10 a.m. with finals following at either 3:30 or 4 p.m. Live results can be found at divemeets.com and the meet will be streamed through USA Diving’s Facebook Page.

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