Longhorn Paola Pineda Wins Women’s 3-meter Title at UT Diving Invitational

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November 20th, 2020 Big 12, College, Diving

Courtesy: Texas Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas junior Paola Pineda rallied to win the women’s 3-meter title to highlight Thursday’s first day of action in the UT Diving Invitational at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The UT Diving Invitational is a three-day meet featuring divers from Texas, Arkansas and LSU.

In the women’s 3-meter competition, Pineda sat in third place through four rounds with a score of 244.45 and trailed Arkansas’ Brooke Schultz and Maha Amer, who each had scores of 252.30. In her fifth dive, a reverse 2 ½ somersault tuck, Pineda posted a score of 68.60 (scores of 8.0, 8.5 and 8.0) to grab a slim lead (313.05-310.80) over Schultz. Pineda sealed the win with a score of 67.50 on her final dive, a forward 2 ½ somersault 1 twist pike.

Pineda claimed the title a six-round score of 380.55, while Schultz placed second at 359.10. Freshman Bridget O’Neil took third for the Longhorns with a score of 348.90.

In the men’s 1-meter finals, freshman Noah Duperre placed second with a six-round score of 367.20. Senior Jordan Windle, who had the best score (403.50) in the morning prelims, took third at 364.20, and sophomore Andrew Harness took fourth with a score of 334.58. Junior Andrew Gawin-Parigini placed seventh at 244.80.

The UT Diving Invitational continues on Friday, Nov. 20 with the women’s 1-meter finals at 5 p.m. CT and the men’s 3-meter finals at 6:30 p.m. CT. Both finals will be televised live nationally by Longhorn Network. Due to health and safety protocols, the event is closed to the public.

Men’s 1-meter results

Place Name (School) Score
1. Juan Hernandez (LSU) 423.00
2. Noah Duperre (Texas) 367.20
3. Jordan Windle (Texas) 364.20
4. Andrew Harness (Texas) 334.58
5. Emanuel Vazquez (LSU) 326.40
6. Dakota Hurbis (LSU) 305.25
7. Andrew Gawin-Parigini (Texas) 244.80

Women’s 3-meter results

Place Name (School) Score
1. Paola Pineda (Texas) 380.55
2. Brooke Schultz (Arkansas) 359.10
3. Bridget O’Neil (Texas) 348.90
4. Maha Amer (Arkansas) 341.40
5. Anne Tuxen (LSU) 337.40
6. Estilla Mosena (Arkansas) 316.85
7. Helle Tuxen (LSU) 269.90
8. Josie Matalone (Arkansas) 230.50

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