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Hall wins fourth regional diving title, going for third state crown


C.B. Aycock diver Devin Hall completed his perfect run in 3-A regional championships on Monday, winning his fourth straight. Hall, who was the 3-A state champion in 2011 and 2012, will try to win it for the third time on Friday. (Contributed photo)
 
By Michael Jaenicke
Staff Writer
Leave it to Hall to bring the ripples.
Charles B. Aycock’s sensation Devin Hall captured his fourth straight NCHSAA 3-A Eastern Region diving title on Monday at the Pullen Center in Raleigh.
Hall racked up 268.5 points to beat his backyard rival Willie Smith of Eastern Wayne, who was second.
Chapel Hill’s James Willingham, another rival of Hall, was third.
Over the course of 11 dives from the one-meter board, Hall showed his talent and diversity.
Hall, who won state titles in his freshman and sophomore seasons and was second as a junior, will go for a third state title on Friday. Willingham, off his game at the regional meet, and Smith will also be in the field.

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