Mady Schmidt solidified her place as one of the best divers in Minnesota on Saturday.
The Bemidji High School sophomore wrapped up the girls swimming and diving season by taking ninth place in the Class A state finals at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.
Mady Schmidt qualified for the Class A state diving finals on Thursday by placing 14th in the semifinals at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.
Schmidt survived the first cut during the preliminary round. In the 32-diver field, Schmidt placed 10th with a score of 162.85 after five dives. The top 20 advanced to the semifinals for three more dives, and Schmidt ran up a 244.95 total to sit 14th overall -- just inside the cut for the 16-diver finals, scheduled for Saturday, November 16 at noon.
Mady Schmidt is headed to state to represent the Bemidji High School girls swimming and diving team.
Schmidt placed fourth in 1-meter diving at the Section 8A Finals on Saturday in Grand Rapids, clinching the final individual spot for the Class A state meet with her 377.60 score. As a team, the Lumberjacks placed third in the 10-team field with 292 points, behind only first-place Grand Rapids (439) and second-place Detroit Lakes (419).
Schmidt advances to the Class A diving preliminaries, which begin at noon on Thursday, Nov. 14. After eight dives, the top 16 qualify for the finals at noon Saturday, Nov. 16.