May 18, 2012 > Diving: Milpitas sophomore captures first place at championship
Diving: Milpitas sophomore captures first place at championship
Submitted By Coach Cacao
Alexa Cacao, a sophomore at Milpitas High School, took first place in the girls division at the Central Coast Section High School Diving Championships held May 12 at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. Over 50 female divers competed this year. Alexa had a rough start at the competition and was in fourth place after the 5-dive preliminaries which cut the large field divers down to 20. She then gained her composure and nailed down her remaining six dives during the semi-final and final rounds by earning scores of 7's and 8's from the judges.
Alexa's comeback propelled her to first place with a score of 440.15 points, 14 points over her nearest competitor, making her a two-time CCS High School Diving Champion, a first for any diver at Milpitas High School. In addition to her CCS accomplishment, Alexa went undefeated through league play this season and scored big wins last month at the De La Salle Diving Invitational and the SCVAL El Camino League Championships.
Congratulations to Alexa for a job well done at CCS and throughout the high school diving season!