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Guest Blogger: Doria Holbrook

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NEWMACs


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Well, I made it through prelims! I have never dove like I did today. It was unbelievable. I’m still on cloud 9. I had to come back from yesterdays six point deficient, which is not a lot, but I prefer to be ahead. I am now 16 points ahead of Smith’s Shanti Freitas going into the finals. I had a record breaking performance this afternoon as I set the NEWMAC record, MIT record, and my own personal best at 538 and some change. I can’t believe that it all came together.

I was so nervous going into this mornings preliminaries and the edge never subsided until I hit the water on that last dive. One dive after the next, I continued to jump high, land on my head, and rip. The lowest score that I got today was a 7 which is phenomenal in college diving. I even managed to get 9’s three times throughout the course of the competition. It was just one of those days where everything came together. I was aggressive and consistent. I wanted it and I did everything that I could to get that finish.

While this mornings performance puts me in a great place, I still have quite the competition ahead of me tonight. Shanti is a tough competitor and it’s going to take my best to come out on top. I’m confident and want to leave everything in the pool tonight. Never before have I felt such competition. I can’t wait to see what happens.

I will be confident. I will be aggressive. I will compete through the last dive.

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