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Gonzales and Paul each take second place during Utah Diving Invite
SALT LAKE CITY – Nathan Gonzales and Morgan Paul earned second place in the men’s 1-meter and the women’s 3-meter, respectively, on the final day of the Utah Diving Invitational.
On the last day of the Utah Invite, Gonzalez posted a personal best score of 351.15 on the men’s 1-meter for second place. Gonzales posted the top score in rounds four and five and kept the lead through sixth round. It wasnt until the last diver, USC’s Dashiell Enos, edged him out at 353.10, resulting in Gonzales second place win. Morgan Cooper also competed taking seventh place with a score of 296.15, followed by Matt Denkersin eighth place at 283.05.
Paul recorded her season high on the women’s 3-meter with a score of 279.85. Her second-place finish was only 0.15 away from her first BYU zone cut. Elizabeth Holmes followed in third place with a score of 273.75.
On the first day of the competition, Gonzales recorded a score of 355.50 on the men’s 3-meter earning fourth place. Cooper earned sixth place at 325.35 while Bryce Farabee posted a 275.54 taking eighth place. In the women’s 1-meter, Holmes posted a score of 248.60 for fifth place while Paul earned ninth at 223.60.
This concludes the Cougars fall season with the winter season set to being on Jan. 13, at Grand Canyon University. The swim and dive team will also travel to Puerto Rico over the Christmas Break for training camp.
Cougar dive team heads to first ever Utah Diving Invitational
PROVO, Utah – The BYU dive team travels up north to The University of Utah to compete in the first ever Utah Diving Invitational held this weekend from Dec. 1-2.
The invite includes three other teams besides the Cougars including Utah, USC and Air Force.
Select members of the diving team recently competed at the UT Diving Invitational where three divers recorded 1A zone cuts and many posted career and season-best scores. At the UT Diving Invite, sophomore Nathan Gonzales earned a new career high on the 1-meter at 366.50, also earning him third place in the competition. Freshman Elizabeth Holmes earned her first BYU zone cut on the 1-meter while both Gonzales and freshman Morgan Cooper earned 3-meter zone cuts. Gonzales and Cooper now both have zone cuts on the 1- and 3-meter.
The invite begins at 6:30 p.m. MST on Friday, Dec. 1, and continues on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. MST at the Ute Natatorium in Salt Lake City.