Article: Nicole Lee ’19 | Photos: Erica Picciotto Zanussi
On January 26, Suffield hosted its diving invitational. Mrs. Picciotto, head diving coach, said, “The Suffield Invitational is an 11-dive, championship-style meet with athletes competing two dives of each category of dive (forward, back, inward, reverse and twist) with one extra dive of any category.” Along with Suffield, schools like Choate Rosemary Hall, Williston Northampton school, Wilbraham and Monson Academy, and Christian Heritage School participated in the event. It was a long meet and lasted for two and a half hours. “The winners of the meet were Kobe Tray from Choate, who broke the Suffield Academy pool record, and Emily LaRoque from Christian Heritage school. They scored 540.25 and 437.35 respectively,” said Coach Picciotto. Along with the winners, several Suffield divers broke the school record. Carlin Molander and Emma Krasemann each scored 397.6 and 390.1, breaking the previous school record of 359.45. All three Suffield male divers also broke the 11-dive school record, which was 398.35. Charlie Tilney-Volk scored a 486.05, Alec Wright scored a 474.8, and Kevin Kuzmeski scored a 405.4. This continues the diving teams record-breaking season as they have been breaking records since December. Coach Pichiotto added, “The Invitational is a fun opportunity for divers to get practice with the 11-dive format early in the season before the big end-of-season meets like Bud Erich's and New Englands.” Suffield has an incredible, all-star diving team this year, and it will be exciting to see what they accomplish and what records they break at New Englands!