North Texas Divers Complete Day One Of UT Diving Invitational

Nov. 17, 2016

Preliminary Results

Final Results

AUSTIN - The North Texas diving team completed day one of the UT Diving Invitational at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Thursday was the three-meter board event for the field of 25 divers. Each diver attempted six dives, and the top-8 combined scores from the preliminary rounds advanced to the final round.

"We had a decent day of diving," diving coach Mark Murdock said. "The girls have now had their first experience with a high pressure competition and handled it well, but we have a few skills to work on as we head into winter training. We will move forward and get ready for the one-meter board tomorrow."

Samantha Scheck posted a score of 216.85, the highest of the day for a North Texas diver, but it wasn't enough to get her to the final round. Her fifth dive of the afternoon, a back 1 1/2 somersault 1 1/2 twist free, resulted in a score of 40.80, her best round of the afternoon.

Averie Ruiz, who won C-USA Diver of the Week on Nov. 1, finished behind Scheck with a score of 208. Her best dive was the back 1 1/2 somersault straight that earned her a score of 38.40.

Gabryella Silva (201.10), Jordan Ransom (198.30) and Allison Crites (197.85) rounded out the field for North Texas.



Up Next For North Texas

The Mean Green diving team will continue the UT Diving Invitational tomorrow with the one-meter board at 12:45 p.m. The swimming team begins the Phill Hansel Invite in Houston at 10 a.m.

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