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Granite Bay's Conner wins SFL girls diving crown

By: Bill Poindexter/Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
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Karrisa Conner took a big step forward with a backward dive Thursday.

The Granite Bay High School sophomore received an attitude charge with good scores on a back 1½ with a half twist and went on to capture the Sierra Foothill League girls diving championship in the wind at Oakmont.

Conner’s thought following the back 1½?

“This is going to be a great meet,” she said. “I have more confidence now. That changed my attitude. That helped. I did my best (Thursday).”

Conner totaled 337.85 points on 11 dives, considerably better than last year’s fourth-place effort of 282.7. Nevada Union teammates Mikaela Lujan and Demi Seghezzi were second and third with 333 and 304.25. Seghezzi was the runner-up last year.

Mike Brown, who coaches all five diving teams in Roseville and Granite Bay, said the meet went as expected as far as finishes, but the wind affected back takeoffs.

Brown said Chloe Osborne of Woodcreek and Marissa Tipton of Nevada Union attempted reverse dives for the first time.

Chase Van Liew of Del Oro won the boys title. Van Liew, who was second last year to four-year champ Elliott Adams of Granite Bay, totaled 378.65 points.
Adam Seifert of Nevada Union was second with 314.7 and Stephen Smyth of Granite Bay third with 285.85.