Ferrucci Claims First in Three Meter at Georgia Invite
Sophomore scored a 412.20 en route to victory
Ga. – The University of Kentucky diving team competed in the University
of Georgia Diving Invitational today, in the opening day of the two-day
event, on Tuesday at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the
University of Georgia.
Pacing the way for Kentucky was
sophomore Greg Ferrucci who posted a score of 412.20 in the three-meter
competition. The score was good enough to land the defending
Southeastern Conference Freshman Diver of the Year the overall champion
in the event, taking home first place. John Fox placed eighth in the
same competition, posting a score of 334.10.
“We had a
solid day,” UK Diving head coach Ted Hautau said. “John Fox and Greg
Ferrucci were consistently good in the finals under pressure. There
were a lot of good divers here and this was a good meet to knock the
rust off from winter break.”
In the women’s one-meter
diving competition, freshman Christa Cabot paced the way for Kentucky,
taking claim to a 250.75 score, and placing her in seventh place
overall. Cabot was one of three Wildcats who took claim to the final
round, as Sarah Chewning finished 10th earning a 244.95 and Lindsay
Keahey took home 14th place overall, earning a score of 210.95.
“Our three freshman girls made it into the finals and Christa Cabot just missed qualifying for the shootout.” Hautau said.
second and final day of the Georgia Diving Invitational will take place
tomorrow with the men competing in the one-meter competition, while the
women will compete in the three-meter dive.
In the Bulldog
Shootout, the top six divers from the day come back in the evening and
compete in a knockout format. Each round, the lowest-point scorer is
eliminated. UK diver Greg Ferrucci won the shootout competition,
finishing off a stellar day for the sophomore.