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Cats Wrap Up Successful Diving Invite with Two More Titles

Dec 6, 2020

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Arizona's men's and women's diving teams wrapped up an incredibly successful 2020-21 season debut at the NAU Diving Invitational with two more titles on Sunday in Flagstaff.

Delaney Schnell picked up her second victory in as many days, following yesterday's platform title with a 1-meter win. Bjorn Markentin won the men's platform.

On the men's side, the Wildcats owned the platform on Sunday, with UA's two male divers finishing 1-2 in the event. Markentin topped the podium, finishing with a score of 386.40 while Eric Correa finished second, 335.80. Both Markentin and Correa set personal bests in the event.

On the women's side, Schnell continued her domination of the NAU Diving Invite. Schnell did not compete in Friday's 3-meter event, but she won Saturday's platform competition by nearly 100 points, and then grabbed gold in the 1-meter on Sunday. Schnell finished first with a score of 322.50. Gracie Sleeman finished just off the podium, placing fifth in the 1-meter with a score of 261.55. Jacqueline Purwins finished ninth with a score of 248.05.

For the second consecutive day, Arizona had three divers finish atop the podium, the most of any school in the event.

Men's Platform (Top 3)

Diver Score
1 Bjorn Markentin (Arizona) 386.4
2 Eric Correa (Arizona) 335.8
3 Luke McDivvitt (Utah) 328.8

Women's 1-Meter (Top 3 + Wildcats)

Diver Score
1 Delaney Schnell (Arizona) 322.5
2 Hannah Butler (UCLA) 284.7
3 Emma Ruchala (Utah) 267.3
5 Gracie Sleeman (Arizona) 261.55
9 Jacqueline Purwins (Arizona) 248.05