Marsh endures three-hour delay due to stormy weather in Oklahoma.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Lake Forest High School diver Andrew Marsh recently competed in the West National Championships held in Oklahoma City. Marsh, who was diving for The Windy City Diving Team on April 13-15, placed 26th to just miss the finals in his first national meet despite the event being delayed three hours due to storms and tornado warnings that came through the area. Marsh, a junior, is coming off a ninth-place finish at the State meet in February, scoring 372.15 points.
Marsh enters today's State meet ranked among the top 10 competing divers.
This weekend’s state swim meet at least will give Andrew Marsh a break from driving to the city. The Lake Forest High School diver usually spends Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays commuting to the University of Illinois-Chicago campus to train with Windy City Diving. It used to be so easy when the facility was located at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. “It’s a good 45 minutes to an hour,” Marsh said. “Right after school, I hit the road.” But there are some rewards for the trek. “We start out with 30 minutes on the trampoline,” he said. “I love going through that.” From 44th To 10th Apparently, his driving regimen is paying dividends. The junior captured last Saturday’s sectional diving title with 447.75 points. In addition…