A pair of local divers are among about 125 who will compete in the USA Diving Winter National Championships from Dec. 17-22 at the University of Texas in Austin.

Will Chandler, a University of Texas junior who won a state championship at Midway, and Emma Villarreal of McGregor, who will begin her college career at Virginia Tech in the fall, will join the field, which is expected to include six Olympians, at the event.

Both will compete in the individual 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events. Chandler adds the synchronized 3-meter, while Villarreal is entered in synchronized platform.

Villarreal will also participate in the first phase of Youth Olympic Games qualifying on Dec. 16 in her two individual events. The Youth Olympic Games will be held from Aug-16-28, in Nanjing, China.

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