Divers Take On Stanford
PROVO -- With solid diving from both teams, the Stanford Cardinal posted first-place finishes in every event at Friday’s meet at the Richard’s Building pool.
“I felt really good about the meet today,” said BYU diving coach Keith Russell. “It’s always a great opportunity to dive against other teams.”
The women’s first round of diving was taken by Meg Hostage of Stanford on the 3-meter board with a score of 319.2. BYU’s own Ava Jackman posted a 308.55 on the 3-meter in second place with Emily Woods in fourth place (291.3).
The first three places on the 1-meter board for the men was swept by Stanford with Scott Thalman in fourth place with a score of 292.425.
For the women’s second round of diving, Stanford took the first two places with Ava Jackman in third place on the 1-meter board with a point total of 281.675.
Stanford took the first two places of the men’s 3-meter with Ron Morris and Sam Hatch in third and fourth, respectively. Morris scored 348.525 while Hatch posted 310.2.
“As long as we have a willingness to work hard and put everything together, we will do well at conference championships,” said Russell. “We are looking forward to competing.”
The swim and dive team will travel to Oklahoma City Feb. 25-28 for the Mountain West Conference Championships. Stay updated with the team on www.byucougars.com/swimming_diving/.
Stanford Divers Come to Provo
PROVO -- The Stanford diving team will be guests on campus to take on the BYU divers in the annual Stanford vs. BYU diving meet Friday at 11 a.m. in the Richards Building pool.
“It’s going to be a wonderful experience,” said BYU diving coach Keith Russell. “We have good divers and they have good divers, so it’s going to be a great opportunity to dive against a quality team.”
Coming off of wins on both the men’s and the women’s sides against Utah on Feb. 6, the dive team helped the swim team to come out on top.
Ron Morris, a native of La Palma, Calif., was the Cougars' top male diver against Utah. The sophomore captured first place on the 1-meter springboard with a score of 324.75, and also finished first on the 3-meter board with a mark of 346.43.
The men’s 1-meter competition was taken by the Cougars in the first, second, fourth and fifth places with Morris on top. Sam Hatch followed him with 284.92 points. Morris and the rest of the men’s team would sweep the first four places on the 3-meter board, putting the men up by 10 points to end the meet.
For his performance in that meet, Morris was also named Mountain West Conference Diver of the Week.
Also against Utah, All-American diver Tawni Jones took second on the 3-meter competition with a score of 279.83, while Ava Jackman took the 1-meter competition with a score of 278.70.
“We really appreciate Stanford coming out here every year,” said Russell. The BYU divers encourage your attendance at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Richards Building pool.