Hogs get pair in finals, podium finish

PHOTO BY RAZORBACK SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On the first day of the Tennessee Diving Invitational, four Arkansas divers competed in the one-meter springboard, as two advanced to Wednesday’s finals, one earning a podium finish.

Freshman Brooke Schultz and senior Nicole Gillis earned a spot in the afternoon finals, with third (295.10) and sixth-place (275.70) finishes, respectively in the morning prelims.

Schultz would pace all Southeastern Conference divers to finish second in the 1m finals with a score of 325.70, falling only to Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon, who scored a 327.90. Gillis posted a score of 281.55 in the finals, good for seventh place.

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“This is the type of high-quality competition we need to get us back into the swing of things after the holiday break,” said head coach Neil Harper. “Our Razorbacks competed well and are looking forward to competing again tomorrow.”

In the prelims, junior Marissa Green would finish 24th with a score of 231.60, while sophomore Caroline Welch scored a 196.50 for a 33rd-place showing.

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Action from Knoxville will pick back up tomorrow with the three-meter prelims, beginning at 10 a.m.

SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
Wednesday, Jan. 3
1m Prelims 
3rd – Schultz (295.10)
6th – Gillis (275.70)
24th – Green (231.60)
33rd – Welch (196.50)

1m Finals
2nd – Schultz (325.70)
7th – (281.55)

Thursday, Jan. 4
3m Prelims – 10:00 a.m.
3m Finals – 12:42 pm.

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Friday, Jan. 5
Platform Finals – 10:00 a.m.

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