Darien High School Varsity Girls Diving Team Wins First Four Meets

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The six athletes that make up the Darien High School Varsity Girls Diving Team are off to a strong start this season, winning their first four meets.

— This is an announcement from the team.

The team has five veteran juniors (Megan Gianunzio, Emma Hunter, Kerry McDermott, Lana Schmidt and Julia Servas) and one freshman (Pai Easterbrook).

DHS Varsity Girls Diving Team

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Members of the Darien High School Varsity Girls Diving Team and their coach at a recent practice. From left: Lana Schmidt (co-captain), Emma Hunter (co-captain), Kerry McDermott, Pai Easterbrook, Megan Gianunzio, Julia Servas and Coach Kyle O\’Donnell.

“We have had a very good start to the beginning of the season,” said the team coach, DHS graduate and All-American diver Kyle O’Donnell. “I have very high hopes for the rest of the season along with our championship meets. I am very proud of these girls and how they have progressed this year and look forward to the rest of the season.”

The team is currently competing at the New Canaan YMCA during home meets (the diving board at the Darien YMCA is under repair). The local community is invited to cheer the divers on in their final meets of the 2018 regular season.

Upcoming Meets

Oct. 1 — Wilton (New Canaan YMCA) 3 p.m.

Oct. 10 — New Canaan (New Canaan YMCA) 3 p.m.

Oct. 12 — Westhill/Stamford (New Canaan YMCA) 3 p.m.

Oct. 18 — Fairfield Ludlowe (Fairfield University) 4 p.m.

Oct. 25 — Fairfield Warde (Fairfield University) 4 p.m.

Meet Results

  • Danbury: 1st-Emma Hunter 186.00; 2nd-Kerry McDermott 178.85; 3rd-Pai Easterbrook 129.55; 4th-Megan Gianunzio 128.55
  • St. Joseph: 1st-Julia Servas 250.50; 2nd-Lana Schmidt 194.45; 3rd-Megan Gianunzio 142.70
  • Trumbull: 1st-Julia Servas; 234.25; 3rd-Emma Hunter 195.55; 4th-Kerry McDermott 179.80
  • Ridgefield: 1st-Julia Servas 241.50; 2nd-Lana Schmidt 224.75; 3rd-Emma Hunter 202.45

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