Girls Diving: Warriors' Harmer misses finals by 2 places
MINNEAPOLIS--Brainerd's Cami Harmer accomplished at least one of her goals while competing in the Class 2A state meet Wednesday at the Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS-Brainerd's Cami Harmer accomplished at least one of her goals while competing in the Class 2A state meet Wednesday at the Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.
As a freshman, Harmer finished 22nd at state. One of her goals was to better that finish, which she did Wednesday as she finished 18th, just two places away from qualifying to compete in Friday's finals, which was her other goal.
Harmer had 152.40 points after the prelims, which consisted of five dives. The 32-person field was then trimmed to 20 divers where Harmer executed three more dives and finished with 231.20 points.
"Her personal goal was to better her (2014) placing," Warriors diving coach Mary Streiff said. She was 20th after prelims and ended up 18th. She was (13.45) points out of 16th which would have put her in the finals. She maybe left a few points out there but she dove like we talked about. She was consistent with the exception of maybe her last dive where maybe she could have picked up more points.
"But I was happy with her performance. She kept her head in the game and that's not easy to do when you're competing against the best divers in the state. Her strength has been her ability to compete and stay consistent through it all."
A junior, Harmer has one more year to make a run at another state meet and qualifying for the finals.
"That's exactly what she's talking about already," Streiff said. "Making the finals is where she wants to be next year."
Class 2A State Diving
1-Michelle Schlossmacher (Roseville) 338.25, 18-Cami Harmer (Brainerd) 231.20
Next: Brainerd's Katie Streiff, Julia Wallace, Kylie Lange & Jamie Wallace in Class 2A swimming prelims, 6 p.m. Thursday; Class 2A swimming & diving finals, 6 p.m. Friday; Aquatic Center, University of Minnesota.