Diver Hannah Herbold sets two national records

Metro diver Hannah Herbold. Photo courtetsy of MSU Denver Swimming and Diving Club

Metro diver Hannah Herbold. Photo courtetsy of MSU Denver Swimming and Diving Club

Metro diver Hannah Herbold won two gold medals April 20-21 at the East Coast Collegiate Swim Club Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. This is her first year on Metro’s swimming and diving club team, but that hasn’t stopped her from leaving her impact on the sport.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” Herbold said.

Herbold won the 3 meter diving title April 20, then brought home a second title, winning the 1 meter on April 21, setting new ECC championship records with both performances.

“It was really hard work,” Herbold said. “We put in a lot of time, but it’s awesome. It feels good.”

Being a student didn’t hinder Herbold from finding enough time to prepare for the meet hosted by the Georgia Tech Swim Club. She trained three days a week, despite a busy schedule, to ensure her spot at the top of the podium.

“One of her main struggles is that she is a full time college student. She is working nearly full time on top of trying to train,” head coach Kevin Sage said.

Sage said that Herbold brings a lot of competitive experience to the team. She has been diving since she was in middle school with the Mile High Dive Club, where she competed against some of the best competition in the United States before she graduated from Eaglecrest High School. It has been 10 years since Herbold has been involved in the sport, but she is slowly getting back into the groove of things and plans to continue diving for Metro’s club until she graduates.

Author: Zee Nwuke

Zilingo Nwuke is the Assistant Sports Editor of The Metropolitan. He joined The Metropolitan in 2011 as a sports reporter. He is majoring in journalism and expects to graduate in 2013. After graduation, he hopes to write for a major sports magazine or metropolitan newspaper. He is very passionate about his work in journalism.

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