Thanks to the efforts of 2019 graduate Drew Albrecht, Aurora diving has done quite well in recent years.

That stellar tradition will continue on West Pioneer Trail.

Schafer Eckerle and Donovan Picone advanced to the Division I state competition after their performances at a district meet Wednesday at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium.

Eckerle, a junior, placed sixth with 337.75 points. Picone, a sophomore, finished 10th with 304 points.

Eckerle and Picone are scheduled to dive at the state meet next Wednesday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. Diving is set to begin at 2 p.m.