Class 1A Girls State Diving: Flyers' Lyter finishes 31st
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gabby Lyter of the Little Falls Flyers failed to advance following the prelims of the Class 1A state diving meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Gabby Lyter of the Little Falls Flyers failed to advance following the prelims of the Class 1A state diving meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center Wednesday.
Lyter, a senior who was in her second consecutive state meet, tallied 107.20 points and was in 31st place after the first five dives. Big Lake's Mallary Dick was leading the field with 175.65 points.
Only the top 20 advanced to the semifinal round where they competed in three more dives to determine the final 16 who will have three more dives Friday in the finals.
In the semifinals, Megan White from Blake scored 116.70 on her next three
dives to leap from sixth place to the top of the leaderboard over Dick who dropped to second.
"Gabby did a fine job," said Little Falls head coach Tim Corbett. "In swimming you control your own destiny based on your times whereas in diving it's subjective which can be frustrating.
"She's a much better diver this year and we're so proud of her for qualifying two years in a row."
Prelims - Semis
Diving: 1-Megan White (Blake) 163.45-280.15; 31-Gabby Lyter (LF) 107.20-dnq
Next: Alice Foote, Makyla Klever, Abby Swanson, Christy Masog of Little
Falls in Class 1A prelims noon Friday.