Trio of Allegan divers qualify for D3 state finals
Last season, Allegan’s Bre Price and Erin Isola established themselves as two of the best divers in Division 3, with Price finishing as state runner-up and classmate Isola nipping at her heels in third place.
This season, that diving duo became a trio with the addition of fellow senior Kenzie Schuehle.
And Allegan diving coach Kyle Oberhill said the dynamics between the three has been entertaining and successful.
“Their interactions with one another are comical to say the least, but they know how to get the job done,” Oberhill said. “Not only in the pool, but also in the classroom. Erin and Bre are also the top two students in their class.”
Given that ability to walk the line between having fun and working hard, Oberhill soon dubbed the trio “Charlie’s Angels.”
Said Oberhill: “The little narration from the movie comes to mind: ‘Once upon a time, there were three very different little girls who grew up to be three very different women. But they have three things in common: they’re brilliant, they’re beautiful and they work—or in this case, dive—for me.’”
And this group of Charlie’s Angels put their talents on full display at the Division 3 diving regional at Hamilton on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
“All three divers performed very well with few errors,” Oberhill said.
Isola won the competition with a score of 478.95, while Price was second at 442 and Schuehle was eighth with 328.2 points.
All three advanced to the state finals by virtue of finishing in the top 12.
“All three of them performed very well with few errors,” Oberhill said. “This is the most divers Allegan has ever sent to the finals.”
The regional title was the second straight for Isola, who, along with Price, received All-American consideration cuts based on their scores. It’s the third time each has done that this season.
“I often have other coaches ask which one is better,” Oberhill said when discussing Isola and Price. “My response is always, ‘It depends on the day.’ They go back and forth all the time, which is a good thing. They have a great competitive rivalry.
“Bre often beats Erin in dual meets where they compete five of their most difficult dives and one required category, while Erin often comes out on top when competing in an 11-dive format. Both are exceptionally talented young women.”
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