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Dive Has Tough Day on 1-Meter to Open NCAA's

Mar 24, 2022

ATLANTA- Utah men's dive was in action today at the NCAA Championships with senior Tony Chen and junior Jenner Pennock competing on the 1-meter event.

In a field against the top divers in the nation, both Chen and Pennock had a rough day on the springboard event. Chen was shaky to start off but reeled it back in showcasing dives that would earn him a total of 292.85 to place 36th while Pennock tallied 220.25 points to finish in 47th.

"We had a bit of a rough start today as nerves got to us a little bit," head diving coach Richard Marschner said. "Tony missed his first dive but came back strong and hopefully built some momentum going into the 3-meter, which is his better event."

Up Next
Utah swim and dive continues their championships run tomorrow with Andrei Ungur competing in the 100 back and also taking part in the 400-medley relay with Jaek Horner, Ben Waterman and Finn O'Haimhirgin. A quartet that set a new school record in the relay at the conference championships in the beginning of this month. Chen and freshman Ben Smyth will compete on the 3-meter, an event Smyth posted a personal-best in earlier this season. Prelims are set to begin at 8:00am MT with all sessions, including prelims and finals, able to be seen live on ESPN3. Live results for the championships can be­­­ found here

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