Beaumont divers flying high

Divers from Comet country have been performing well for the Beaumont Diving Academy in three county competitions. Several starred at the 3m Herts ASA spring board championships at Hemel Hempstead recently. Beaumont divers completely dominated the competit

Divers from Comet country have been performing well for the Beaumont Diving Academy in three county competitions.

Several starred at the 3m Herts ASA spring board championships at Hemel Hempstead recently.

Beaumont divers completely dominated the competition with some outstanding diving from 16-year-old Stevenage girl Lauren Jones.

She won the junior event with Lois and Jessica in second and third respectively, while Lauren also took the silver and Lois bronze in the senior event.


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In the boys' 3m, Ashley Franklin made a great return to diving with some difficult dives although he had only been back in training for a fortnight.

Ashley took first place in both the junior and senior competition followed in second by Frankie Wood and George Petrie in third who moved up to second place for the senior event.

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The Herts ASA high board championships at St Albans produced some brilliant diving with all the girls competing to a high standard.

The marks were so close that they were only separated by five points from first to fourth place.

Lydia Moore took the gold medal in the junior event, and in second place was Lois Hoyte followed by Madeleine Lodge.

In the senior event, Lois performed a brilliant last dive to clinch the gold medal position followed by Maddie Maranian who took the silver and Clare Seeley with bronze.

In the boys' high board competition, Ashley Franklin took the gold medal in the junior event with Frankie Wood in silver and George Petrie in bronze.

In the senior event, Danny Dowell took the gold medal with Ashley Franklin silver.

The high board synchronised diving event was also held that day.

Lydia Moore and Lois Hoyte took the gold medal followed by Maddie Maranian and Jessica Dangerfield in silver and Rebecca Lees and Madeleine Lodge in bronze.

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