Two advance to 3-meter finals; Schultz takes crown


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Freshman Brooke Schultz won the three-meter springboard title on Thursday at the Tennessee Diving Invitational, scoring a school record 383.40 to capture the crown.

It marks the third time in her freshman campaign that the Fayetteville native has broken the school record on the 3m. Overall, it is her fifth school record this season, breaking the 1m two times.

Schultz is the only diver to finish in the top-two of the 1m and 3m dive this week at the Tennessee Diving Invite, after recording a second-place finish in Wednesday’s 1m finals with a score of 325.70.

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Of her eight 3m six-dive performances this season, Schultz has yet to finish outside of the top two, recording seven first-place finishes. Of her 16 six-dive efforts this season, Schultz has 13 first-place showings, having never finished outside the top three.

Senior Nicole Gillis also advanced to the 3m finals with Schultz, scoring a 296.45 in prelims to finish 10th. In the finals, she scored a 305.40 to improve three spots, finishing seventh.

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“The three-meter was a great event for us with Nicole scoring over 300 points again and Brooke breaking her own school record with the win,” said head coach Neil Harper. “The platform event will be a challenge tomorrow but a good test, as we look to finish the invite strong.”

In the prelims, junior Marissa Green finished 25th, scoring a 233.50, while sophomore Caroline Welch finished 32nd with a score of 203.05.

The final day of competition from Knoxville will begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the platform.

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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 – Gillis (281.55)

Thursday, Jan. 4
3m Prelims
2nd – Schultz (329.15)
10th – Gillis (296.45)
25th – Green (233.50)
32nd – Welch (203.05)

3m Finals
1st – Schultz (383.40 – SCHOOL RECORD)
7th – Gillis (305.40)

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


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