UNC Freshman Aranza Vazquez Shines At Auburn Invite

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December 20th, 2020 College, Diving

Courtesy: UNC Athletics

AUBURN, Ala. – Make it three wins from three events for Aranza Vazquez in her debut for the North Carolina diving team this weekend at the Auburn Invitational. 

Vazquez won the 1-meter event with a 322.40 total, the third best score in Carolina history. Later in the competition, Vazquez finished atop the leaderboard in the 3-meter event with a 347.10 score, good for the fifth highest number at UNC, and closed out her inaugural collegiate event with a score of 282.75 in Saturday’s platform event. 

Anton Down-Jenkins earned runner-up honors in both the men’s 1- and 3-meter events. Down-Jenkins’ totals of 393.25 in the 1-meter and 435.90 in the 3-meter events are both good for the third best results in program history. 

Vazquez and Emily Grund placed first and second, respectively, in both the women’s 1-meter and the platform. Grund’s 280.85 on the platform was a personal best.

Connor Watling was fourth in the men’s platform (292.70).

Auburn Invitational Results

Men’s 1-Meter

Women’s 1-Meter

  • 1. Aranza Vazquez (322.40)
  • 2. Emily Grund (300.95)
  • 5. Paige Burrell (270.65)
  • 10. Taylor Hockenberry (246.90) 

Men’s 3-Meter

Women’s 3-Meter

  • 1. Aranza Vazquez (347.10)
  • 4. Paige Burrell (306.20)
  • 5. Emily Grund (302.20)
  • 6. Taylor Hockenberry (297.25) 

Men’s Platform

  • 4. Connor Watling (292.70) 

Women’s Platform

  • 1. Aranza Vazquez (282.75)
  • 2. Emily Grund (280.85)
  • 7. Taylor Hockenberry (218.35)

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