BYU Divers Score High at SLAP Invite

SALT LAKE CITY -- Led by first-place finishes in three events, the BYU diving team dominated at the SLAP Holiday Diving Invitational held this weekend in Salt Lake City.

Junior transfer Anna Tutunnikova led the women, scoring a 431.25 on the 1-meter to win the event while placing second behind teammate Rachelle Smith on the 3-meter board. Freshman Kelli Einfeldt also scored high for the Cougars, taking second on the 1-meter and third on the 3-meter to give BYU a 1-2 finish on the 1-meter and a 1-2-3 placement on the 3-meter.

Freshman Aaron Russell led the men, edging Utah's Nick Smith in the 3-meter event by less than a point. Smith, last year's 1-meter WAC Champion scored 514.70 to Russell's winning score of 515.65. The men did not compete on the 1-meter board.

"We could have done better, but overall I was pleased with the consistency," BYU diving coach Keith Russell said. "It was nice to finish out the final year in the millennium in good form. We did very well."

The BYU divers will resume competition following the holiday break.

WOMEN 1 M

1. Anna Tutunnikova...BYU...431.25

2. Kelli Einfeldt...BYU...421.70

3. Jill Comins...U of U...400.30

4. Erica Fleming...U of U...387.70

5. Kristy Mayo...U of U...378.60

6. Tina Morrow...BYU...377.75

7. Crystal Gregory...U of U...371.95

8. Jamie Baierl...Tualatin Hills...368.95

9. Aniela Wainkowski...U of Cal, Davis...361.05

10. Lindsey Hill...U of Cal, Davis...355.05

11. Sarah Howard...U of Cal, Davis...352.10

12. Meredith Russell...U of Cal, Davis...321.50

13. Mollie Ferrie...San Jose State...316.85

14. Bridget MacManus...U of Cal, Davis...315.80

15. CC...U of Cal, Davis...280.35

WOMEN 3m

1. Rachelle Smith...BYU...520.00

2. Anna Tutunnikova...BYU...483.90

3. Kelli Einfeldt...BYU...481.35

4. Crystal Gregory...U of U...476.50

5. Jill Comins...U of U...457.30

6. Kristy Mayo...U of U...442.75

7. Erica Fleming...U of U...442.45

8. Sara Howard...U of Cal, Davis...405.50

9. Tina Morrow...BYU...383.90

10. Meredith Russell...U of Cal, Davis...382.40

11. Lindsey Hill...U of Cal, Davis...381.30

12. Aniela Winkowski...U of Cal, Davis...374.15

13. Bridget MacManus...U of Cal, Davis.349.95

14. CC...U of Cal, Davis..344.20

15. Molly Ferrie...San Jose State...325.35

MENS 3 m

1. Aaron Russell...BYU...515.65

2. Nick Smith... U of U...514.70

3. Trent Brown...U of U...418.50

4. Kimnguyen Lee...U of Cal, Davis...360.45