ORANGE — Thursday, Sept. 20 was a night to remember for Amity senior Amanda Craig.
Amanda is on the Lady Spartans Dive Team.
She’s hard to miss poolside, taller than some of the other Amity divers, with a bounce in her step and a sweet smile and a nod for her competitors as she adjusts the diving board before her turn.
In 1999 Ali Urbano set the record for 6 dives with a score of 226.65. that record has been on the board for 13 years. But on Thursday, Amanda broke that record with a score of 227.30.
She shed a few happy tears when the news was announced and her teammates “went nuts” around her.
She was humbled and proud as she looked at the record board on the wall knowing that soon her name would be up there.
State Rep. Paul Davis, a former Amity Swim Coach said with confidence that this is not the only record Amanda will break this year.
Congratulations Amanda, athletes like you make Amity proud.