Three Mids Win Events at Inaugural Navy Diving Invite

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January 20th, 2020 College, Diving

2020 Navy Diving Invite

  • January 17-19, 2020
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Courtesy: Navy Athletics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– Bradley Buchter (Sr., Hickory, N.C.), Hannah Montau (So., Germantown, Md.) and Jake Hedrick (Jr., Hummelstown, Pa.) each won events at the inaugural Navy Diving Invitational held this weekend at Lejeune Hall in Annapolis.  Buchter won both men’s springboard events, Montau won the women’s platform competition and Hedrick won the men’s platform event.

“It was a great three days of competition,” said Navy diving coach Rich MacDonald.  “I am very proud of how our divers dove.  We did a lot of good things.  Now, we are ready to train hard over the next few weeks to prepare for the league championship.”

Buchter, who has competed in both springboard events at the 2017, ’18 and ’19 NCAA Championship meets, totaled 379.60 points to win the one-meter board this weekend and 402.95 points to earn the victory in the three-meter event.  Placing second to Buchter on both boards was teammate Patrick Carter (Jr., West Islip, N.Y.).  He scored 326.45 points in the former event and 336.35 points in the latter.

Montau qualified for the 2019 NCAA Championship in platform diving and had another strong showing in the event Sunday.  She accrued 236.15 points to win the event by almost 13 points.

Hedrick, who also advanced to last year’s national championship thanks to his score in platform diving, posted 319.05 points to win Sunday’s event by just under 15 points.

Also for Navy this weekend, Meghan Gerdes (Jr., Spring, Texas) placed second by 15 points in the three-meter competition.

The Navy men’s team will close its regular season by playing host to Columbia on Jan. 31.  Each Navy team will then finish their pre-championship meet slate by playing host to the Navy Invitational the following day.

Women’s 3-Meter
2 – 310.90 – Meghan Gerdes
4 – 279.75 – Hannah Montau
6 – 274.55 – Caroline Turner
8 – 229.16 – Alyssa Largay

Men’s 1-Meter
1 – 379.60 – Bradley Buchter
2 – 326.45 – Patrick Carter
7 – 259.80 – Jake Hedrick
8 – 235.80 – Hunter Seibert

Women’s 1-Meter
3 – 237.80 – Hannah Montau
6 – 232.70 – Caroline Turner
7 – 228.15 – Meghan Gerdes

Men’s 3-Meter
1 – 402.95 – Bradley Buchter
2 – 336.35 – Patrick Carter
4 – 277.55 – Jake Hedrick
8 – 252.30 – Lance Christopher

Women’s Platform
1 – 236.15 – Hannah Montau

Men’s Platform
1 – 319.05 – Jake Hedrick

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