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Utah Dive Squad On The Road At Texas Diving Invite

Nov 16, 2021

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Utah diving team will hit the road this weekend, competing in its first invitational of the season hosted by the University of Texas. The Texas Diving Invite will be held over three days (Nov. 18-20) and will take place at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Thursday's action is set to begin at 9 a.m. MT with the men's 1m prelims and the finals set at 4 p.m. MT. The women will start their day at 12:15 p.m. MT with the 3m prelims and the finals set for 5:30 p.m. MT, this evening. Friday's events flip and will begin with the women's 1m prelims at 9 a.m. MT and the finals scheduled for 5 p.m. MT. The men's 3m prelims will start at 10:45 a.m. MT with the finals slated for 5:30 p.m. MT. 

Saturday, the third and final day, will feature the women's platform starting at 9:30 a.m. MT and conclude with the men at 12:15 p.m. MT. 
This will mark the first time that Utah has attended the invitational and look to continue their strong start to the season against some of the best competition in the country. Teams that will be competing include: Arizona, LSU, Stanford, Texas and Texas A&M.
"We deliberately sought out this meet because it's the best and most competitive diving competition of the regular season," Head coach Richard Marschner said. "We know that it's going to be an incredibly difficult competition but I know we have the team that can go out there and dive with the best in the country."
Utah fans can tune in each day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) to catch coverage of the invitational with a live stream provided by the Longhorn Network. Springboard events will be live while the other events will air at 6:00 p.m. MT. 
Live results will also be provided through Dive Meets and can be found here.
The Utes have already gotten off to a strong start this season. In their first competitive meet of the year, the men were victorious against UNLV on the road.
In his season debut, Tony Chen was dominant taking the title in both the 1m (331.50) and 3m (401.15) dives. Reigning Pac-12 platform champion Luke McDivitt was right behind his teammate in both events, scoring 311.35 on the 1m and 373.95 in the 3m. Overall, the Utes blocked out the podium in both events, as Ben Smyth and Jenner Pennock added third place finishes in the 1m and 3m, respectively.
The women divers will compete for the first time since the Stanford dual back on Oct. 15. In that meet, Holly Waxman and Lizzy DeCecco were the standouts on the boards. Waxman finished third on the 1m (266.10) and DeCecco secured fourth on the 3m (289.98).
The Utah swim & dive program will be back in action Dec. 3-4, as they'll be on the road in Princeton, N.J., to compete at the Princeton Invitational.
Entering the winter break, the team won't be back in the pool until Jan. 14-15, when they travel south for dual meets against Arizona State and Arizona.
The Utes will finally return home the following weekend, Jan. 22, to host Denver and Colorado Mesa inside the Ute Natatorium.   
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