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UCLA Hosts the Bruin Diving Invitational - Day 2

Jan 14, 2022
Hannah Butler (photo: Ross Turteltaub)

DAY ONE RECAP

Junior Hannah Butler placed fourth in women's 1-meter to highlight UCLA's first day hosting the 2022 Bruin Diving Invitational.

All three Bruin entries qualified for finals on Friday, with freshman Zoe Jespersgaard ultimately ending up in 10th place followed by a 16th place showing from fellow freshman Maya Salvitti.

Butler was one of just three divers in the competition to log a score above the Zones-qualifying mark (265.00) in both prelims and finals. She found herself in third-place after prelims with a score of 265.90, then upped her score to a 276.25 in the finals.

Jespersgaard had a strong score of 255.00 in prelims, sitting in sixth place heading into finals. She posted a 246.45 in finals to secure the top-10 finish.

Salvitti posted a combined score of 451.70 on Friday, including a 242.00 in prelims. She was in a top-10 position for most of the prelims session.

Stanford placed the top-two finishers in the 1M finals in Carolina Sculti (625.70) and Daria Lenz (575.20).

The 2022 Bruin Diving Invitational continues on Saturday with women's 3-meter diving and men's platform. Prelims for both competitions start at approximately 10:30 a.m.

DAY TWO RECAP

Hannah Butler and Zoe Jespersgaard – UCLA's only two entries on Saturday – placed 5-6 in the 3-meter diving championship on day two of the 2022 Bruin Diving Invitational. 

Both posted lifetime-best scores during prelims, and the duo maintained their 5-6 position throughout the entirety of the finals session. 

Butler ended the competition with a combined score of 637.80, good for fifth place. It was her second consecutive top-five finish at the Bruin Diving Invitational, after placing fourth in Friday's 1M championship. Butler opened up 3M with a score of 325.55, then followed up with a 312.25 in finals to cement the top-five finish. 

Jespersgaard meanwhile logged a collegiate-best 319.85 during prelims, then posted a score of 303.00 in finals. The Los Angeles native has now broken the 300-point mark in her last three 1-meter lists (her previous-best before this current streak was 267.90). 

Carolina Sculti claimed first place in the 3M championship with a score of 747.95. 

The 2022 Bruin Diving Invitational concludes on Sunday with women's platform and men's 1-meter. Prelims start at 10:30 a.m.