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Sunday January 5, 2003UF Divers Compete at Georgia Diving Invitational

Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida men's and women's diving team competed at the three-day Georgia Diving Invitational Jan. 3 to Jan. 5 held at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.

On the women's side, freshman Maureen McGinty (Orlando) had the highest finish as she took sixth place on the women's platform with a final score of 362.15. Freshman Jessica Ranieri (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) placed seventh in the one-meter springboard finals with a score of 508.60. Ranieri also finished 17th in the three-meter springboard final with a score of 426.15. Junior Nicole Bolt (Orlando) finished 10th in the three-meter springboard competition with a final score of 446.15. Junior Kristen Connor (Gainesville) finished 12th on both the one and three-meter springboard with scores of 478.75 and 433.95, respectively.

On the men's side, sophomore Zach Wilcox (Yarrow Point, Wash.) placed seventh on the one-meter springboard and the platform with scores of 622.05 and 403.60, respectively. Wilcox also finished ninth in the three-meter springboard competition with a final score of 495.70. Freshman Chris Comfort (Coral Springs) placed ninth in the platform final with a score of 393.75. Comfort also finished 15th on the three-meter springboard and 18th on the one-meter springboard with final scores of 431.45 and 245.50, respectively.

The women's swimming and diving team is back in action Saturday, Jan. 11 as they host Texas at 5 p.m. in the Stephen C. O'Connell Natatorium. The men's team will travel to Southern Methodist University Thursday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

DIVING AGATE

Women's One-Meter Springboard

1. Lane Bassham, Alab. 555.10

7. Jessica Ranieri, UF 508.60

12. Kristen Connor, UF 478.75

13. Nicole Bolt, UF 238.60 (scratched after prelims)

35. Maureen McGinty, UF 187.15

Men's One-Meter Springboard

1. Matt Bricker, Auburn 597.35

9. Zach Wilcox, UF 495.70

15. Chris Comfort, UF 431.45

Women's Three-Meter Springboard

1. Jessica Wantz, LSU 535.35

10. Nicole Bolt, UF 446.15

12. Kristen Connor, UF 433.95

17. Jessica Ranieri, UF 426.15

40. Maureen McGinty, UF 166.95

Men's Three-Meter Springboard

1. Matt Bricker, Auburn 597.35

9. Zach Wilcox, UF 495.70

15. Chris Comfort, UF 431.45

Women's Platform Finals

1. Caesar Garcia, Auburn 552.55

7. Zach Wilcox, UF 403.60

9. Chris Comfort, UF 393.75

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