The Saddleback women's swim and dive team is in 21st place after the opening day of the state meet at East Los Angeles College. Gaucho diver Nicolette Spriggs finished fourth in diving to put Saddleback on the board.
Saddleback had only two competitors on day one of the championships and figures to play a more prominent role in the state championships on Friday and Saturday. Spriggs had a great day, finishing fourth and just an eyelash out of third. She finished with a total of 212.50 points, finishing 6.80 points ahead of the fifth place finisher and 5.20 points out of third. Spriggs will compete again on Friday in the 3-meter dive.
Saddleback is back in the pool on Friday and Saturday at East Los Angeles College. Raselle Chetwynd figures to score well at the championships in both the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 freestyle. Kailey Banayat will compete in both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke.