Kaitlyn Fast dives her way into the WHS records books
With a score of 235 on six dives, Kaitlyn Fast (12) recently broke the previous record at Youngstown State University on 12/5. Lizzie Wagoner held the previous record with a score off 221 in 2013.
Kaitlyn Fast is in her fourth year on the diving team and is off to a hot start this season.
“She told me last year that she was going to train all summer, and that’s what she did, and she has improved a lot,” Coach Chris Mathews comments on Kaitlyn’s work in the offseason.
Kaitlyn’s goals for the season included making it to States, and breaking the school record.
With one of her two goals already accomplished and much of the season left, Fast is determined to make it to states.
“My favorite part about diving has been getting to see the same divers from other schools for four years and getting to know them and becoming like a little diving family,” Fast said.
With so much precision and detail put into every dive, Kaitlyn says that consistency is one of the hardest parts of being a diver.
“Even though you can practice a dive 100 times, it’s extremely hard to be perfectly consistent all the time,” Kaitlyn said.
To Kaitlyn’s surprise, she was on track to breaking the school record.
“I actually had no idea during the meet that I was on my way to breaking it, and I was extremely happy and excited when I found out,” Fast said.
“Kait is so motivational and always positive at practice and at meets no matter what,” Fiona Davis comments on Kaitlyn’s leadership as a senior.
The next swimming and diving meet is tonight at Cleveland State University.