Blythe Hartley of North Vancouver collected her 20th career national title with a victory on women’s three-metre
On women’s three-metre Hartley earned the gold medal with a personal best score in the final and a grand total over three rounds of 1,121.95 points. She received 9.0’s on four of her five dives in the final. Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Abel of Laval was second at 947.65 and Melanie Rinaldi of Montreal third at 908.95.
‘’My final was really good,’’ said Hartley, a two-time world champion on one-metre. ‘’I’m trying to get more comfortable in competition and my focus was on that and today. It was a good step towards making those improvements and I’m very pleased. I feel strong and I’m diving really well.’’
Wins also for Surrey Storm, Saracens Mavericks and team bath
photo Dan Vernon
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