It was pretty simple for Anna Hurdle. If things stay quiet she’s good to go when it comes to diving.
“It’s a lot easier when it’s quiet and there aren’t so many people watching you so I think when everyone was watching I think that’s when I did the worst,” Hurdle said.
It couldn’t have been too bad. Hurdle won the Group 4A dive championship, edging out Fluvanna teammate Lydia Reynard and Louisa County’s Shyanne Morris for the championship.
Hurdle’s performance highlighted a solid day for locals in the Group 4A meet that ran simultaneously with the Group 3A meet in Christiansburg. The Fluvanna girls finished 10th in Group 4A, boosted by Hurdle’s outing as well as a pair of eighth-place finishes in the 200-medley and 200-free relays. Caylyn McNaul also contributed in a big way with a seventh place in the 100-breast.
On the boys side, Charlottesville finished 11th in Group 4A thanks in large part to Zach Greenhoe’s seventh place finish in the 200-free and Ben Veale’s fifth place in the 100-back. Veale also took 16th in the 100-free.
Louisa County’s Danny Parshall won the boys dive, with teammate Cameron Stanley taking the runner-up spot and another Louisa diver, Coleman Vincze finishing fifth. Fluvanna’s Lucas Reynard finished sixth.