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Utah Diving Wraps Up Day 1 at Texas Diving Invite

Nov 18, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas- The University of Utah men's and women's diving team opened up action at the Texas Diving Invitational on Thursday collecting three top-20 finishes against a loaded field.

"Being that this was our first competitive meet with our entire dive lists in place, I thought we did pretty well," head coach Richard Marschner said. "It took us a little bit to settle down and I know we're all capable of doing better but this competition is to prepare us for later on in the season at Pac-12's, zones and NCAA's."

Marschner continued, "We're learning how to compete in this type of a meet and it's going to be very beneficial to us down the line."

Senior Tony Chen lead the Utes finishing 15th in the 1m dive, earning a score of 302.85. NCAA All-American, Luke McDivitt, placed right behind his teammate in 16th with a score of 298.05.

Freshman Ben Smyth and junior Jenner Pennock also competed in the 1m for the Utes scoring 259.60 and 257.45, respectively.

In the 3m dive, junior Lexi Mills captured the top-spot for the women of Utah earning 15th with a score of 280.90. Junior Lizzy DeCecco finished with a score of 244.45 while freshman Holly Waxman inked a score of 244.00.

The Utes will be back in action tomorrow for day two of the Texas diving Invitational as the events will flip and 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.

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