“For me to actually succeed and have the opportunity to go on to state is more than an honor to me. My life is dedicated to diving. I come everyday from five to seven and even stay after school to work out. It’s not like I got up there and got lucky, it’s something I train for and am really focused on doing.”
Quinn’s attitude towards his craft is impressive, especially at such a young age and something his high school coach certainly appreciates.
“Coming in as a freshman for me, I know he has dove for a long time, but when it comes down to a high stakes meet like this it’s nerves of steel for freshman to come in here and perform pretty well,” Avon coach Jon Karr said.
Lux finished 10th in his sophomore season after taking 18th as a freshman, moving up eight slots but narrowly missed the cut to state by two spots. He also added nearly 100 more points to his score from last season.
“It was a big improvement, absolutely,” Plainfield coach Chris Cavanaugh said.
The first round of state finals diving begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday at the Indiana University Natatorium. Swimming finals are slotted to start at 1 p.m.