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Lake Highlands Wildcat Divers go to State

Linnea Roberts
Keann Guthrie

Keann Guthrie, 11, and Jordis Watkins, 10, attended the Texas diving state championships representing LHHS.


Both girls competed as part of the 24 high school divers in Texas at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at University of Texas at Austin. Guthrie competed in 11 different dives from five different categories and Watkins did eight. 


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“I was nervous,” Watkins stated, “but I tried my best.”

Competing at the state level and representing your school can be nerve wracking to say the least. 


“I had a lot of nerves going into the competition because I had pressure on myself to perform well.” Guthrie mentioned. 


Pre-competition rituals are amazing at easing all the comp-jitters. The girls had a share of their own that they do before going out to dive. 


“My pre-comp ritual is core exercises,” Guthrie said, “as well as stretching and modeling my dives.”

While this is great and works beautifully for LHHS’s NC State committed diver, on the contrary Watkins has another ritual. 

“I usually talk to my other teammates and coach for fun before and during meets. I also try to talk to all the divers and make new friends while in warm-ups.” Watkins added, who also competes for her club team at Dallas Metroplex diving. 


 Both girls plan to dive next year and will hopefully attend state again for the LHHS team.

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  Audrey Spradlin is a  junior at Lake Highlands High School, and she is a member of the school newspaper. Spradlin fell in love with the idea of joining the newspaper when she was just a freshman. She’s enjoyed writing since she wrote an essay about one of her favorite gymnasts in 6th grade.  Spradlin fell even more in love with writing after she began exploring her love for reading even more for the duration of her freshman year. Her favorite book is Solitaire by Alice Oseman, she also enjoys listening to music while going for a drive, and is an avid coffee lover! Audrey plans to write for the school for the duration of her junior year and continue into her senior year.
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