Bruin Divers Finish Strong at Texas Invitational

Dec. 6, 2004

The No. 10 ranked UCLA dive team finished strong on the final day of competition at the Texas Invitational as senior Janine Strack placed fifth on the platform with a score of 342.90. Freshman Heather Peng, competing in her first collegiate competition finished 15th with a score of 280.25.

The Bruins had a pretty good weekend in Texas, with junior Paige Thompson (1M) and Strack (3M) diving to season best scores, while junior Amanda Blong bettered her personal best by 20 points on the 3M. On Friday, Thompson finished fourth in the 3M, Blong was sixth, and Strack placed 10th. In the 1M competition on Saturday, Thompson placed fifth, Blong was sixth, Strack finished 15th, and freshman Brittany Renfrow was 22nd.

'I am pleased with how we handled things this weekend, but I also see that we have lots of work to do if we plan to accomplish the goals we have set for ourselves concerning the end of this season,' said Head Dive Coach Tom Stebbins.

'I am really looking forward to getting through finals and putting our noses to the grindstone to get the work that we need to get in.'

The swim and dive team will be off until January 19 when the host UC San Diego in the final home meet of the season.