AUBURN – Freshman Conner Pruitt of Opelika High School posted a 408.35 score in the 1-meter diving competition Friday to win the event as the 55th annual AHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships got underway at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center on the Auburn University campus.
Pruitt’s stiffest competition came from Spain Park eighth grader Zachary El-Fallahand, whoposted a 368.35 total to finish second. Senior Alex Evans of Auburn was third at 342.35. In 2013 Conner finished fourth, Evans eighth and El-Fallahand 14th.
Junior Helen Legg of Fairhope posted a 377.90 score to win the AHSAA Girls’ 1-meter diving competition for the third year in a row. Her 2014 total was just shy of her 2013 winning score of 383.50. Senior Sarah Bradberry of James Clemens was second at 337.95, and junior Julie Keller of Huntsville third (323.45).
The swim events got underway with prelims Friday afternoon. All swimming event finals will be Saturday at Auburn University’s James E. Martin Aquatics Center beginning at 2 p.m. Warm-up will commence at 1 p.m. The finals will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network at the following link:
The AHSAA will crown late Saturday afternoon boys and girls state team champions in two divisions (6A-7A and 1A-5A) for the first time in the 55-year history of the AHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships.