Feb 17, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS — Western Boone senior didn’t have big expectations for her first experience at the IHSAA State Finals.
The standout Star diver just wanted to have fun, enjoy the experience and do the best she could.
And she delivered with the best performance of her career.
“I couldn’t have asked for a much better finish,” Gubera said. “Today I just decided to have fun, and I actually think that’s what did it for me today.”
IHSAA records for girls swimming and diving only go as far as 1997 online, but no other Western Boone swimmer or diver had scored in the state meet during that time frame.
Gubera said as the meet went on, she was really thinking about that, just was focused on her next dive.
“Originally I couldn’t have dreamt about that, but it just played out that way,” Gubera said. “I tried not to get too caught up in it, and I just had fun and it worked out.”
At state, all 32 divers get five dives, and the top 20 divers after that advance to the semifinals.
After three more dives, the field is cut down to the 16 finalists, who then get three more dives to determine final placement.
Gubera scored 106.55 on her first three dives, and was sitting in 19th place.