Ren wins sectional meet, qualifies for state


Matthew McGehee

Junior David Ren won the sectional meet and advanced to state, which took place on Feb. 24.

Xander Feigenbaum, Reporter

David Ren,  junior, won the IHSA Sectional Diving Championship on Feb. 18 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, scoring 315.20 for an 11-dive sequence, qualifying him to participate in the state meet in Westmont on Feb. 24, where he scored a 120.50 and did not advance past the preliminary round.

David was coached by Dar Novak who was named IHSA Sectional Diving Coach of the Year. 

At the sectional meet, U-High’s diving team placed fourth out of nine other teams and they got a top six finish in seven of the 11 events.

About the state meet, David said, “I think I did very well because I actually qualified last but I ended up doing better than one other person, so I feel like it’s an accomplishment by itself.”