Waite High School senior Anna Campos, a four-time state qualifier in diving, recently brought home her biggest achievement yet.
Anna won third place in the one-meter diving competition at the state championships, held late last month in Canton.
Anna says, “It was the best I ever did at a state competition, but I know I could’ve done better. I had a few hiccups in my dives, but I am really happy with the win.”
This is the first time that Anna has made the top three in qualifications. Starting with her freshman year, when she didn't move to the finals, she progressed to 18th her sophomore year and then to eighth place in her junior year.
Anna is in the process of picking the college she will represent next year for diving. The choices are between the University of Toledo and Youngstown University. She is planning to major in pre- veterinary or biology.
Until she decides, Anna is happy to represent Waite and be a role model for other students.
“When I first came to Waite as a freshman, they didn’t have diving. I told them that was my sport, and they made it a club sport - I would dive by myself but I represent Waite,” she says.
Anna is happy she went to her brother’s practice all those years ago and fell in love with the sport.
She says, “Without going there, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I love the thrill of diving, and knowing after I graduate I will have made a difference for other student divers.”
Her TPS Proud moment is when she finished her last dive and she looked back at her scores and her name went to third, and she was in utter shock.
She ran to tell her coach she made it, and everyone was so happy.
“Standing on the podium, and looking out at everyone I was just so happy to be representing my school,” says Anna.
Posted on March 7, 2017