Divers Place Four in Top-8 on Day One of Hoosierland Invitational

Nov. 15, 2007


The Bruin divers started off competition at the Hoosierland Invite in Bloomington, IN on a high note as four of the six divers competing placed in the top eight one one meter. Junior Marisa Samaniego led the way with her second-place finish on one meter with a score of 265.10. She posted a score of 299.10 in the semifinal and 283.45 in the prelim round.

Junior Brittany Hill was the next highest finisher for the Bruins with her fourth-place showing. Her score of 250.65 was a huge lifetime-best as her previous top score was 225.75. She also achieved personal best scores in the prelim (230.55) and semifinal (230.95) rounds.

Hill wasn't the only one having a career day as fellow juniors Shannon Pirozzi and Tess Schofield also posted personal bests scores on 1M. Pirozzi finished seventh overall with a top mark of 241.00. Her prelim (232.25) and semifinal (232.90) scores were also lifetime-bests. Schofield set her top mark in the semifinal round with a score of 257.70, but finished eighth overall with a score of 239.55. Her previous lifetime-best was 241.27.

Freshmen Laura Winn and Morgan Erpenbeck did not advance out of the prelim round, but posted scores of 217.50 (21st) and 211.90 (23rd), respectively.

The meet continues on Friday with the three meter competition.

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