GCISD diving maintains high expectations despite youth

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The Grapevine/Colleyville Heritage diving team is off to a good start this year, and with a lot of younger divers and inexperience, the main objective at this point is exposure to varsity competition.

The Grapevine/Colleyville Heritage divers competed in the Dick Wilson Dive Invite on Oct. 12 to open the season, and coach Jack Romine said his team did as well as could be expected.

“They did really well,” Romine said. “We had some kids that were sick or injured that couldn’t participate, so team-wise, we didn’t do as well as we like, but I think individually they did really well.”

The Grapevine/Colleyville Heritage dive team does have some veteran experience, and Romine said the objectives for this season are to get try to get some of his athletes beyond district and region.

“It would be really great if we could get a girl to qualify go to state,” Romine said. “We have an opportunity, I think. Katie Gary and Aundrea Scott both have an opportunity. They’re going to have to dive really well, but there’s a chance if they believe they can do it.”

Romine said things look pretty promising to achieve that goal early on for Grapevine/Colleyville Heritage, but added that things are still open in terms of all the expectations for this season.

“Aundrea, in the last meet, she made an all-American consideration score,” Romine said. “So she scored high enough to be considered as an all-American. And so she dove better this year in this first meet than she did last year altogether.

“I really don’t know what the ultimate deal is, because I’m not sure what Aundrea or Andrew Moore is going to be able to do, and I only have two, maybe three boys and one of them has become a gymnast and he may not dive next semester, so I’m not really sure.”

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