On February 1st, Peter Smithson, Junior at Collins Hill High School successfully defended his 2017 title in the Class AAAAAAA and Class AAAAAA division of the state dive meet. Smithson scored a 602.00, which put him above the 600 mark for the second time, not far off the state record of 629.80. Colquitt County’s Parker Hardigree took second place, scoring 567.35. For Smithson, the win at State came after winning the third straight county title in January with a score of 605.8. Next up this year for Smithson is USA regionals in May, then zones in Fort Lauderdale, FL in June and finally USA nationals will take place at Georgia Tech in August.