No. 2 Women's Diving Completes Bruin Invitational
Jan. 11, 2009
PASADENA, Calif. - The No. 2 Stanford divers completed their first event of the 2009 spring season on Sunday afternoon, competing in the second and final day of the Bruin Invitational held at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, Calif.
The lone event on Sunday was the platform, with divers from Stanford, California and host UCLA competing. Cardinal junior Carmen Stellar followed up her third-place finish in Saturday's 3-meter by placing third on the platform with an NCAA 'B' standard score of 237.00. She was a mere 1.75 points behind UCLA's Brittany Hill (238.75) for second, while Bruin Tess Schofield was the winner (244.90). Stanford senior Sarah Ohr finished sixth with a score of 199.25.
On Saturday, Stanford competed on both the 1-meter and 3-meter against divers from USC, UC Irvine and UCLA.
Sophomore Meg Hostage placed second in the 1-meter with an NCAA 'B' standard score of 256.4, just behind UCLA's Marisa Samaniego (256.30). Ohr finished fourth (238.05), while freshman Mary Beth Corbett was sixth (229.85) and Stellar was eighth (220.90) in the 16-diver competition.
Stanford took the third through sixth spots in a tightly-contested 3-meter competition, as only 6.80 points separated the top-five divers. Stellar placed third with a score of 234.50, followed by Corbett in fourth (234.15), Ohr in fifth (233.15) and Hostage in sixth (228.50). UCLA's Alyssa Robinson won the 16-diver competition by scoring a 239.95, while UC Irvine's Melanie Grosvenor was second (234.80).
Stanford will face only Pac-10 opponents for the remainder of the dual meet season, beginning in two weeks in Arizona. The Cardinal swimmers and divers will visit Arizona State on Friday, January 23 before facing Arizona on Saturday, January 24.