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Tracking how the locals do at the U.S. Olympic swim and dive trials

Krysta Palmer dives during the 3-meter springboard semifinal during the FINA Gold Coast Diving Grand Prix at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on Nov. 10, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Five athletes with local ties qualified for the U.S. Olympic swimming and diving trials. We will track their attempt to make it to Team USA's Olympic roster on this page. Krysta Palmer qualified for two Olympic events in diving. Here's how the rest of the group fared.

Krysta Palmer

The Douglas High and Wolf Pack alum qualified in two events for the Tokyo Games, including the 3-meter synchro and 3-meter individual, winning the second of those events Saturday with a score of 1,011.95. She also finishes first in the 3-meter synchro. Hailey Hernandez finished second in the individual 3-meter springboard with 926.55 points to also qualify for the Olympic Games. Palmer, now a volunteer assistant coach at Nevada under her coach Jian Li You, is the first local high school product to make Team USA's swimming and diving team. She began diving at age 20 and turned 29 on Sunday.

“My career has gone in stages, and I was first a walk-on at our university since I have no diving experience and my freshman year I came in and my coach kept telling me to keep working hard and going for it to see how far we can go," Palmer said. "I knew that I got lucky with a really good coach. To know that I stepped in with a team with a knowledgeable and powerful coach, our dreams kept getting bigger. Along the way, we kept making bigger and bigger dreams. I was a walk-on who went into a full-ride scholarship. I thought that was going to be the end of my career. I didn’t know what was next. I went to my first USA Diving competition for nationals. At 2016 Trials, I put platform aside and focused on the springboard.”

Evan Moretti

A Duke alum and the Wolf Pack swimming team's director of operations, Moretti finished 11th out of 12 divers in the individual 3 meter with a score of 1,063.9. Tyler Downs won the event with 1,333.75 points.

Donna dePolo

A Bishop Manogue High grad who just finished her senior season at Nevada, dePolo qualified for the wave II Olympic trials in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.10, tied for 30th out of 54) and 200 breaststroke (2:35.86, 42nd out of 47 swimmers).

Luke Hobson

Hobson just graduated from Reno High and has signed to swim for 15-time national champion Texas next season. Hobson is qualified to swim in the 50-meter free (23.03 seconds, which ranked 50th out of 63 swimmers), 100 free (50.47 seconds, which ranked 48th out of 60 swimmers), 200 free (1:50.2, which ranked 36th out of 50 swimmers) and 400 free (3:52.79, which ranked 19th out of 48 swimmers) in the wave II trials.

Emma Karam

Karam just finished her junior season at Galena High and has qualified in the wave II field for the 100-meter backstroke (1:03.29, which ranked 59th out of 62 swimmers) and 200-meter backstroke (2:14.63, which ranked 35th out of 46 swimmers). She is committed to swim for North Carolina in college.

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