Wellington divers Taso Callanan ’21 and Eric Jacques ’18 made a splash at the Division II Diving Championship in Canton, placing 7th and 9th, respectively, in the state. Callanan scored 36.80 points on his 10th dive, a forward, two-somersault pike.
“I’m a gymnast and have a lot of medals under my belt, so I’m used to the pressure,” he told The Columbus Dispatch. “But this is different than anything I’ve done before and didn’t know what to expect.”
Wellington Athletic Director Lindsey Smith P ’26 ’32 was incredibly proud of both boys’ accomplishments. “The confidence, focus, and determination they took into the state championship meet was impressive to watch. They should feel great pride in their personal results and the way they represented our school.”
Smith also credits first year dive coach Ron Kontura for being a great addition to the Wellington Athletics program. “He is also the coach at Kenyon University and has coached divers at the highest level of competition,” she said. “We are very fortunate to have him working with our athletes.”