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Three Lady Vols Shine on Day Two of Georgia Diving Invite

By Todd Mounce


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – All three of the Tennessee Lady Vol divers who were in action Wednesday fared well on the 3-meter boards, as Tori Lamp, Gabrielle Trudeau and Jodie McGroarty claimed top five finishes at the Georgia Diving Invitational held at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.

“As a team we had an excellent outing, finishing second, fourth and fifth in the standings,” Tennessee head diving coach Dave Parrington said. “We had a pretty good battle with some of our conference foes and I’m pleased with getting three of the top five places.”

Lamp had UT’s best finish, notching a combined score of 606.95 to place second. After sitting out of yesterday’s 1-meter competition due to illness, the redshirt sophomore recorded the second-best tallies in both the prelims in the finals. The Knoxville native advanced to finals after a mark of 286.90 in the prelims and scored 320.05 in the finals.

“I’m extremely pleased with Tori’s performance having been pretty well under the weather for quite a few days,” Parrington said. “For her to stand up and do what she did was extremely commendable.”

Trudeau advanced to the finals after finishing fourth in the prelims with a score of 269.60. The senior also took fourth overall, tallying 294.90 in the finals to finish with a mark of 564.50. Her finals tally was the third highest in the round.
In the prelims, McGroarty, a redshirt sophomore, qualified for the round of 16 after earning a six-round score of 266.60. The Sheffield, England, product would then finish fifth overall after scoring 293.85 in the finals to end the event with a tally of 560.45.

Auburn’s Vennie Dantin took first in the 3-meter completion after scoring 664.75 between the prelims and finals.
All three will compete in this evening’s shootout as a result of finishing within the top six. Each diver will perform a dive of her choice with the competitor with the lowest score from each round eliminated until two divers remain.



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