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Denkers and Tuckfield finish in top 10 in platform diving
“BYU divers demonstrated great teamwork, especially on the last day where many members of the team learned new dives to strengthen their ability to compete with stronger platform opponents,” said BYU head dive coach Tyce Routson. “All divers signed up for an extra exhibition event to gain more experience and each diver increased their individual scores.
“Dressen and Tuckfield, who had a lifetime-best platform dive, achieved their NCAA Zone cut scores.”
In order to qualify to compete in the NCAA Championship, one must have a score of 300 or higher for men’s platform diving. Kevin Dreesen achieved a score of 327.95 and Tuckfield had 304.75 total points.
Denkers capped off the three-day invite in his seventh place finish with a score of 282.80. He was followed by teammate Tuckfield, who ended with a total of 268.35 points and secured ninth place overall.
Shelby Johnson performed the best for the BYU women’s dive team as she took 21st place with her final score of 183.60. Freshman teammate Kaitlyn Abernethy followed in 22nd place with 178.35 points.
“Morgan Mellow learned four new and difficult dives to achieve her personal goals this meet,” Routson said of the BYU freshman from Mesa, Arizona.
Mellow placed 28th in the women’s platform with a score of 161.25.
For complete meet results, please click here.
The men’s and women’s dive team will not compete again until 2017, where they will take on Grand Canyon at home on January 14th. There will be a friendly "mock meet" against the University of Southern California during training camp in the beginning of January.
Georgia Tech hosts BYU dive team to three-day invite
PROVO, Utah – Georgia Tech hosts BYU’s men’s and women’s dive teams throughout a three-day invitational beginning on Thursday Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. EST.
“This invitational will be a great opportunity for this new team to see the competition from the East Coast and prepare for platform competitions at a higher level,” said head BYU diving coach Tyce Routson. “This invite has a format which is similar to the NCAA’s qualifying meet, which will require more dives and consistency against the nation’s best performances. We also get to see where we stand on platform competition from the 10-meter, a level we don’t get to train at with our home facilities.”
There will be 10 participating dive teams, including Auburn, whose men are currently ranked No. 7. The invitational will begin on Thursday Nov. 17 and will be held through Saturday Nov. 19 with competition beginning daily at 10 a.m. The women’s 3-meter event will be the ninth event on Thursday and the men’s 1-meter diving will follow right after. Finals for the respective events will take place Thursday evening, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
On Friday, the women’s 1-meter will be the 13th event and the men’s 3-meter diving will be the 14th. Saturday will highlight platform diving for the women and men in the 12th and 13th events. Finals will once again take place at 5:30 p.m. on each day.
Swimming and diving events will be included in the invitational, but BYU will only be participating in the diving portion of the meet.
Live results for diving can be found at this link.