Area divers qualified for AAU nationals

Five divers from the Blue Wave Diving team in Geneseo qualified for AAU Nationals in San Antonio last month. The divers were Serica Hallstead and Noah Barnard from Canandaigua, Ali House from Newark, Danielle Neu from Bath, and Sarah Mohnkern from Livonia.

Hallstead came home with three medals, House won two and Mohnkern brought home one.

At the USA Diving Regional Meet held in Philadelphia in June, Hallstead, House and Mohnkern qualified to compete at the Zones meet held in Pittsburgh in July. All three girls finished well, with Hallstead qualifying in her age group for the Junior Olympic Nationals on the 3-meter spring board.

In August, Hallstead traveled to Minneapolis, Minn. for the national meet and her eligibility in the competition allowed her to bring a teammate to participate in synchronized diving on the 3-meter boards. Hallstead and House finished in the top 25 of the competition.