Brainerd Warrior sophomore diver Jenny Klabo finished about as well as could be expected considering it was her first Class 2A state meet.
Klabo placed 28th out of 32 competitors with 113.75 points after five dives Monday night at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. She missed the cut for the second round and a possible trip to the semifinals.
"It was just an experience to come to state," Klabo said. "I didn't expect to come. I didn't expect to do all that good."
Warriors diving coach Mary Streiff thought Klabo handled the experience of diving in a big venue as well as a sophomore could.
"I thought Jenny did a good job with the initial shock that this is the University of Minnesota and the Aquatics Center," Streiff said. "Jenny got her game face on and just did her job."
Streiff said Klabo didn't dive as well she had during the regular season and section meet but gained valuable state experience.
Girls swimming and diving
Class 2A state meet
University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, Minneapolis
Monday's highlight: Brainerd's Jenny Klabo finished 28th in the diving competition.
Tuesday's schedule: Swimming prelims, 6 p.m.
Wednesday's schedule: Swimming and diving finals, 6 p.m.
"It was really good for her to see what's out there in the state," Streiff said. "We get to see some of these girls in our True Team section meet and in our conference. Other than that we don't get to see Twin Cities divers much.
"Jenny is up and coming. As a sophomore she's where we want her to be. She got her feet wet."
Klabo hopes the experience helps her earn another trip to state next fall.
"It should help me next year, being used to the place, seeing what the other divers are doing," Klabo said. "I just like knowing where I should be at."
(Place, name, school, total points)
1-Brittany Jumer, Andover, 316.85
2-Alex Barstad, Eden Prairie, 301.85
3-Jenny Hawkins, Eden Prairie, 281.65
4-Jaq Schroeder, Edina, 278.80
5-Lauren McGraw, Woodbury, 273.95
6-Maggie Keefer, Stillwater, 264.95
7-Hillary Provo, LAVI, 264.15
8-Laura Ryan, Elk River, 256.80
9-Valerie Bald, Woodbury, 237.75
10-Jaynell Feider, Woodbury, 236.25
11-Morgan Hanson, Faribault, 231.55
12-Jamie Hood, Owatonna, 227.10
13-Paige Hanegraaf, Eastview, 224.40
14-Abby Christensen, Wayzata, 223.40
15-Lindsay Marty, Buffalo, 223.30
16-Janel Duffy, Forest Lake, 222.60
17-Breanna Torkelson, Hopkins, 222.45
18-Brittany Simmons, Park Center, 212.40
19-Kasey Anderson, Owatonna, 212.15
20-Jennifer Easton, Eden Prairie, 204.65
(Place, name, class, school, points)
1-Jumer 198.65, 2-Barstad 197.35, 3-Schroeder 189.70, 4-Hawkins 181.50, 5-McGraw 175.25
6-Keefer 175.15, 7-Provo 165.15, 8-Ryan 165.00, 9-Bald 162.75, 10-Feider 158.70
11-Christensen 150.50, 12-Marty 148.40, 13-Morgan Hanson, Faribault, 147.65, 14-Hanegraaf 145.15, 15-Anderson 144.20
16-Easton 141.30, 16-Duffy 141.30, 18-Simmons 141.05, 19-Hood 137.05, 20-Torkelson 135.60
21-Rachel Tucker, MOVI, 135.55, 22-Jaimie Szurek, Blaine, 128.75, 23-Katie Hawk, Elk River, 128.35, 24-Grace McCauley, MOVI, 127.35, 25-Alyssa Fedor, Stillwater, 127.30
26-Kelly Sanger, Wayzata, 125.95, 27-Lauren Strecker, Roseville, 114.95, 28-Jenny Klabo, Brainerd, 113.75, 29-Emily Johnson, Mpls South, 112.20, 30-Andrea Waldbillig, Centennial, 106.55
31-Sarah Seebach, Mpls South, 89.45, 32-Becca Moos, DeLaSalle, 88.10
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