Sheehan Places Ninth On Platform To Close Bruin Diving Invite

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January 20th, 2020 College, Diving

2020 UCLA Diving Invite

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – Freshman Katie Shaheen finished up her impressive weekend at the Bruin Diving Invitational with a ninth-place finish in Sunday’s platform championship at Spieker Aquatics Center.

Despite making her collegiate debut on tower, Shaheen was the Bruins’ highest finisher on Sunday. She was followed by junior Alice Yanovsky, who placed 15th in the preliminary round with a score of 192.20, and freshman Hannah Butler, who was 36th at 137.90. Butler was also making her collegiate debut in the event.

Shaheen, who collected her NCAA Zone Championships-qualifying score after placing ninth in Saturday’s 3-meter championship, finished with a combined score of 436.90. She reached the finals after posting a 220.50 in prelims – good for eighth place – then followed up with a 216.40 in the finals.

Her finals list included a trio of 10-meter dives, all of which netted her at least 46 points. Her highest score of the competition came on a 5152B from 10 meters that merited a 50.75 from the judges.

Wyoming’s Melissa Mirafuentes was crowned the winner of the platform championship after accumulating a score of 561.10. Stanford’s Mia Paulsen was runner-up at 550.30 followed by USC’s Nike Agunbiade at 508.85.

UCLA swim and dive is off this week, and will next compete in a pair of home Pac-12 dual meets against Stanford on Friday, Jan. 31 and California on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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