St. Cloud Apollo’s Ashley Thelen leads all area divers in 14th place heading into the Class A state finals after preliminaries and semifinals Monday at the University of Minnesota.
Thelen qualified for the finals with 189.65 total points and Jackie Braun of Sauk Rapids is right behind with 188.65 points in 15th place. The top 16 advance to the finals.
The Class A finals for swimming and diving will start at noon Wednesday.
Braun’s teammate, Samantha Sell, fell two spots short of the finals, finishing with 178.3 points after the finals.
Sartell’s Claire Boschee (21st, 121.8) and Madison Molitor (25th, 116.95) and Apollo’s Erin Voigt (30th, 106.35) fell short of the semifinals.