Monday December 8, 2003Divers Compete At Texas Invitational
The University of Florida diving teams continued with strong performances at the Texas Invitational, which concluded Sunday.
Led by senior Nicole Bolt (Orlando, Fla.), all three women's divers finished in the top eight of the one-meter finals Saturday. Bolt took first place on the one-meter with a score of 281.50. Sophomore Jessica Ranieri (Huntington Valley, Pa.) took fifth with a score of 265.80, and senior Kristen Connor (Gainesville, Fla.) finished eighth with a score of 258.60.
The men also performed well on the one-meter with sophomore Zach Wilcox (Yarrow Point, Wash.) finishing runner-up with a score of 332.30. Freshman Justin Schmidt (Falcon, Colo.) finished seventh with 283.90 points.
Ranieri and Connor grabbed two top-eight spots on the three-meter. Ranieri finished seventh with a score of 439.90 and Connor took eighth place with 429.50 points. Bolt finished ninth with 412.25 points.
Competition continued Saturday with the men's three meter and the women's one-meter events. Wilcox finished fifth on the three-meter with 505.15 points and Schmidt finished 12th with 414.75.
The men were strong on the platform Sunday with Wilcox finishing runner-up with 478.30 points. Schmidt finished fifth in his first platform competition with a score of 380.30. Sophomore Maureen McGinty (Orlando, Fla.) finished eighth with 320.95 points.
The diving team will take on the Kentucky Wildcats in a dual meet Jan. 3, 2004 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.