Divers perform well
Liberty divers, Brenna McCornac, Victoria Carter, and Rachel Steiner, placed in the top ten at the Lehigh Valley Conference Diving Meet on Jan. 12 at Emmaus High School.
Liberty/Freedom diving coach Jeff Zettlemoyer said, "They really dove well. I'm proud of them. Kaycee too."
Freedom diver, Kaycee Stoudt, placed 11th with 272.90 points.
McCornac, who was in fourth place for most of the eleven-dive meet, finished in fifth place with 323.15 points.
"I was shocked," said McCornac, having done better than she expected.
The Hurricane junior cited her back dive as her best of the day.
McCornac also performed a back-and-a-half twist and a front double, among others.
"I never really do those well, but I had to put them in because of the high degree of difficulty," she said.
Carter finished in sixth place with 314.20 points, and Steiner was eighth with 311.40 points.
Steiner was fifth for most of the meet, but stumbled on her front dive full twist, her ninth dive of the day.
"I messed up my hurdle and got low scores. I was upset, but I had been doing better than I expected, so I dealt with it," Steiner said.
Steiner, also a junior, said her best dive was her inward dive pike.
"We didn't really have high expectations, but we improved a lot since last year," she said.
Representing the Liberty boys was Bryan Rivera who placed fifth with 271.85 points.
The District XI Diving Meet is scheduled for February at Parkland High School.
"We're going to practice harder dives and work on our form," said Steiner.
The divers will also be aware of the mental aspect of the meet.
McCornac said, "We'll go into it like a normal meet. We don't want to get stressed, so we'll tackle it like any other meet."