BYU Diving Invitational A Success
PROVO -- In day two of the BYU Diving Invitational the divers improved many scores while competing against Boise State and finishing on top of the Broncos in both days of competition.
“I felt really good about the competition today,” said BYU diving coach Keith Russell. “We stepped up our intensity and we were able to maintain that. Overall, everyone did better today and I am really happy about that.”
Russell expressed how this meet was to see what kind of success the younger divers could have in Division I diving.
“That’s why this meet was important,” said Russell. “I am very pleased with our divers today, especially Syrena Miskin who shined both days and showed us some good things.”
Miskin finished second on the 1-meter board with a score of 262.72 in day two of competition. She also finished second on the 3-meter board with a score of 267.75.
In the first set of dives, Ava Jackman finished first out of seven divers on the 1-meter board with a point total of 274. 72. Jackman also finished first on the platform with 211.72 points.
Boise State’s Erin Loinberger won the 3-meter competition, finishing with a score of 268.04.
Freshman Sam Hatch won the platform competition with 228.29 points.
Sophomore Ron Morris finished first on the 1-meter board with 319.52 points, with freshman teammate David Corless was close behind him with 291.45 points on the 1-meter. Morris also won the 1-meter competition with 319.65 points.
The divers will next travel back to Tucson Ariz. for more diving competition January 2. For more information please visit www.byucougars.com/swimming_diving/.
Divers to Take on Boise State
PROVO -- After returning from the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson before Thanksgiving, the Cougar divers are back at home this week to host the BYU Diving Invitational Friday and Saturday with the Boise State Broncos visiting.
“It’s a great opportunity for our younger divers to shine,” said BYU diving coach Keith Russell. “It will be exciting to see what the younger divers can do with the competition.”
Because many of the experienced upperclassmen divers are sick, the underclassmen will have their shot at Division I competition. The diving on both Friday and Saturday will start at 10 a.m., concluding around 2 p.m.
At the Wildcat Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona, juniors Emily Woods and Ava Jackman had top scores for the women, while freshman Sam Hatch and sophomore Ron Morris led the men.
Woods finished fourth out of 40 divers on the 1-meter springboard with a point total of 272.10. Jackman was close behind Woods in the 1-meter finals in sixth place with a score of 270.85. She also finished sixth on the 3-meter board for BYU with a score of 267.30.
Hatch finished first in the 3-meter consolation round with a score of 340.30 with Morris in third with 294.05 points. Hatch also finished sixth out of 28 divers in the 1-meter finals with a point total of 308.10.