COLLEGE STATION, Texas — While Americans aren’t allowed to travel to Cuba, Conroe’s Mya Kraeger and Alison Gibson out of Austin have figured out how to get to the island and all it required was some skillful diving.
The duo are members of Team A&M Diving and are coached by Wendy Lerew. The pair travels to College Station Monday – Friday honing their diving skills with Lerew.
Back in August the duo won the Junior National Diving Championships in Orlando, Florida, to make the USA Junior Diving Team and will represent the United States of America at the Junior Pan American games in Matanzas Cuba October 8-11.
Kraeger will compete in the 3-meter and platform while Gibson will compete in the 1-meter and 3-meter.
Gibson has competed in two previous Junior Pan American Championships. She won bronze on 3-meter in the 14-15 age group at the Junior Pan American Championships in Tucson, Ariz., two years ago. She won silver on that same event in the 12-13 age group in Medellin, Colombia in 2011.
This will be Kraeger’s first Junior Pan American Diving Meet.
‘It’s been like my longest goal to represent the United States,” said Mya. “I’ve always wanted to wear, it’s silly, I’ve always wanted to wear a United States suit and that’s been my goal and I’m so excited to have the opportunity,” concluded Kraeger.
“One thing I’ve learned is to kind of relax and have fun with it. Because I always feel I’m doing better when I’m having fun,” added Alison. “A lot of the girls going to this competition I’ve competed against before and I know them very well so I’m going in confident that I can win the gold,” wrapped up Gibson.
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By KBTX Sports, KBTX.com
September 30, 2015