Nov. 22, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Florida State diving team had another successful day at the Georgia Tech Diving Invitational Saturday, led by sophomore Katherine Adham’s first-place finish on the one-meter board.
“I was really proud of Katherine getting a first and a second this weekend,” FSU diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. “She was very consistent and she did two quality twisters at the end and that’s what won it for her.”
After finishing second on the three-meter a day earlier, Adham outscored all competitors on Saturday with a six dive total of 260.60 to take home first. Junior Katie Sirounis (257.55) and freshman Lisi Rowland (227.20) also finished in the top eight placing third and eighth respectively.
“I thought our women have been very good so far,” Jeffrey said. “Katie Sirounis has been strong and Lisi Rowland has been excellent in prelims and then her inexperience has kind of shown through in the finals.”
On the men’s side, junior Terry Horner was the top male finisher for the Seminoles on the three-meter placing fourth with a score of 363.45. Senior Scott Derner also placed in the top eight finished seventh (315.10).
“Terry did a new dive today in prelims and that was good,” Jeffrey said. “Three-meter isn’t his specialty, but he’s done all of his dives for several weeks in a row and that’s great. Scott did a nice job, he struggled a little bit with the board, but he stuck it out and made the most out of what he had.”
Florida State will finish competition against Georgia Tech, Miami, Auburn and Alabama on Sunday beginning at 12:00 p.m. Both the men and the women will compete for the first time this season on the platform. For results and a meet recap log onto www.seminoles.com.