Ferrucci, Keahey Headline Final Day at UGA Invite
Women place all three divers in top 15
Ga. – The Kentucky diving team finished off the University of Georgia
Diving Invitational Thursday with performances led by Greg Ferrucci and
Lindsay Keahey, who both placed in the top-10 in the platform
competition at the Gabrielsen Natatorium on the campus of the
University of Georgia.
“I was pleased with some of the individual results on platform today,” UK diving head coach Ted Hautau said.“
scored a 336.25 on the platform, earning him a fourth-place finish in
the competition. The winner of the men’s competition was John Santeiu
of Auburn University, who earned a score of 397.45.
men’s side, Zack Peterson, Corey Cowger and John Fox all placed in the
top 20. Peterson scored a 294.20 in the finals, placing 14th, while
Cowger earned a 15th-place finish, and Fox finished 17th with a score
“Corey Cowger and Zack Peterson did a real good
job today as well. This was Corey's first platform list in a few
months since hurting his shoulder in November and he showed a lot of
confidence up there. Zack Peterson went his personal best by 25
points and was 5 points shy of qualifying for the NCAA Zone Meet.” Said
The women finished off a very consistent meet,
placing three divers in the top 15 for the second-consecutive day.
Keahey led the way for the Wildcats, posting a 10th-place finish,
earning a score a 219.80 for five dives. Freshman Christa Cabot scored
a 214.20 for the five-dive sequence, as The Woodlands, Texas native
earned a 12th-place finish.
“I thought Lindsay Keahey did a great job today and all meet. She is showing a good deal of improvement.” Hautau said.
Sarah Chewning rounded out the meet for UK, finishing with a 189.45, earning a 15th-place finish.
meet featured many Southeastern Conference teams, which provided stiff
competition, as the Wildcats faced the top divers from Auburn,
Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and LSU.
UK will next take to
the diving boards on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Alabama, as the Wildcats will
return to dual-meet competition for the first time since November.