Ankeny freshman Erica Peters made an impressive debut on the diving board Monday night.
Peters represented Ankeny at Des Moines Lincoln’s “Back to the Boards” Diving Invitational. It was an 11-dive meet, compared to the usual six-dive format early in the season.
Peters placed fourth overall with 374.3 points. Just 16 points separated the top four finishers.
“Erica dove great in her first 11-dive high school meet,” said Kim Boxleiter, who coaches the Ankeny divers. “She was nervous about one dive in particular, but was able to push through and get it done.”
Ankeny girls’ swimming coach Michelle Stout said Peters displayed great focus and determination.
“Erica’s a great young diver,” Stout said. “I’m excited to see how she progresses.”
The Hawkettes will open the swimming season on Aug. 28 at Waukee.