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home : sports : local sports June 24, 2017

2/8/2017 1:55:00 AM
DIVE: Houser wins regional
Hamilton Heights, Noblesville send divers to state
The Times file photo by Maria Leichty 
Ivy Houser finished with a 505.15 11-dive score Tuesday on the way to a regional championship.
The Times file photo by Maria Leichty
Ivy Houser finished with a 505.15 11-dive score Tuesday on the way to a regional championship.
HSE Regional Top 8 Results

1. Houser (Hamilton Heights) 505.15

2. Jackie Brenn (Homestead) 441.40

3. Maddie Folta (Fishers) 431.70

4. Mallory Walker (Homestead) 417.45

5. Dayana Popa (Nobelsville) 405.50

6. Halli Siwik (HSE) 404.65

7. Kayla Luarde (Homestead) 400.00

8. Sarah Ballard (HSE) 396.65

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FISHERS - Hamilton Heights senior Ivy Houser tacked another victory onto her 2016-17 season Tuesday. She stayed undefeated after winning the regional championship at Hamilton Southeastern high school with a score of 505.15.

"It was fantastic, it really was," Husky diving coach Steve Hoeferle said. "She dove steady all the way through it."

She used the same diving list as sectionals and clinched the victory after her last three dives, defeating the 2016 state champion, sophomore Jackie Brenn from Homestead.

"The last three are her money dives," Hoeferle added. "She hit them pretty well. The combined score for those three wasn't quite as good as sectionals but it was pretty close."

He said she dove well at regionals, but in order for her to reach her goal of breaking the state record, she will have to dive just a little better at state.

"She needs to be more on it than she was today and she was pretty good today," he said. "But she can be better. She can hit the record, she has that ability."

The state record is 563.65 which is held by another Hamilton Heights diver, Brooke Schultz. Both divers trained with 2008 Olympic head coach, John Wingfield, at RipFest.

"High school diving is such a new experience for her," Hoeferle said. "She's really excited to participate and, of course, our goal all along has been to win but she's just excited to go."

Houser trained at the IU Natatorium for nine years when she was younger and will be returning for the 2017 IHSAA Diving State Finals.

Noblesville's Dayana Popa also qualified for state after scoring 405.50 in her 11 dives at regionals. She placed fifth, about 35 points behind second place. The top eight qualified.

Senior Popa is Noblesville's second state qualifier in two years after Megan Hayes last year. Hayes placed seventh at the 2016 finals.

Fishers' Maddie Folta and HSE's Halli Siwik and Sarah Ballard also qualified. Folta finished third with a 441.40 and Siwik and Ballard finished sixth and eighth, respectively.

Diving prelims start at 9 a.m. Saturday to decide the state champion.

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