Houston Diving Invitational
- Oct. 12, 2019
- Houston, Texas
- Houston 160, Georgia Tech 142, Air Force 105, North Texas 58
Courtesy: Houston Athletics
HOUSTON – The University of Houston Swimming & Diving program posted a third-place finish at the Rice Fall Invitational and defended its home turf by winning the Houston Diving Invitational.
The Cougars tacked on 160.00 points for a first-place team finish.
The Cougars swept the 1-meter, as Jolie Blodgett, Katie Deininger, and Chase Farris took the top-three spots in the event. Blodgett won the 1-meter with a score of 266.05, racking up 48.10 points on her opening dive after successfully performing a Forward 2 ½ Somersault Pike. Deininger scored 264.75 points for second-place, followed by Farris in third-place with 251.30 points.
Deininger and Farris notched top-five finishes in the 3-meter as well as Deininger finished the event with 291.55 points for second-place after collecting 54.60 points on her second dive of the day (Back 2 ½ Somersault Tuck). Farris finished the event in fifth-place with 271.10 points.
In the final diving event of the meet, Farris walked away with a first-place finish after scoring 237.95 points on the Platform. Farris scored a staggering 66.70 points on her final dive of the day after successfully performing a Forward 2 ½ Somersault 1 Twist Pike off the 10-meter platform. Blodgett finished among the top-five in the event with 200.10 points for fourth-place.
Houston will return to action on Oct. 23 when the squad host SMU for a American Athletic Conference clash.
Courtesy: Georgia Tech Athletics
On Saturday, at the Houston Diving Invitational, Camryn Hidalgo had another good day for the Jackets, finishing second on the platform and earning a score of 231.30. Paige Gohr placed third (215.80), while Carmen Woodruff came in fifth (199.25).
On Friday, the Jackets claimed three of the top four divers on the 3-meter board. Hidalgo placed first overall with a score of 314.55. Senior Carly Doi (287.75) and Woodruff (279.70) finished third and fourth, respectively.
The men and women open dual meet competition against ACC rival Florida State, Saturday, Oct. 26 at McAuley Aquatic Center.