Fitzpatrick shines at USA diving regionals

The victories keep mounting for star diver Elizabeth Fitzpatrick.

A Greenwich Academy junior, Fitzpatrick, representing the YMCA of Greenwich Marlins Diving Club, recently won the 1-meter and 3-meter titles at the 2014 USA Diving Spring Junior Region 1 Championships.

Fitzpatrick captured the regional championship on the 1-meter diving board with a 10-dive score of 444.65. She earned the most points with her reverse 1 1/2 somersault pike and back 1 1/2 somersault pike dives. She also scored well with her forward 1 1/2 somersault 1 twist from the free position dive. Fitzpatrick, who recently claimed the NEPSAC Diving championship for the second straight season with Greenwich Academy, also thrived on the 3-meter board at the Junior Region 1 Championships.

Her best dives on the 3-meter board were her reverse 2 1/2 somersault tuck in the eighth round and forward 2 1/2 somersault twist pike in the 10th round. She finished with a first-place score of 478.40. A Darien resident, Fitzpatrick won the gold medal at the New England Championships for GA with a score of 516.40.


Dave Fierro