Dec. 8, 2003
MONTREAL, QUEBEC –
As the top diving program in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the last four years, the Florida State University divers are always looking for more ways to remain the best. Over the weekend, the Seminoles went up against some of the top competition in the world at the CAMO Diving Invitational in Montreal, Quebec, and held their own.
On the third day of competition at the Claude-Robillard Sport Center, Florida State had it’s best showing in the platform event. Junior Tiffany Manning (Mission Viejo, Calif.), a two-time All-American in the event, finished fifth with a score of 289.05.
Also making an appearance in the finals was rookie Taryn Ignacio (Richmond, Ky.) with her tally of 255.51. During the morning session, Ignacio scored a 262.77 to finish eighth after the prelims. Manning posted a 244.92, while fellow junior Courtney McClow notched a 203.82.
The meet’s first event saw four Seminoles in action during the preliminaries of the three-meter board. The highest Florida State finish came from rookie Brittany Lerew (Orlando, Fla.). She chalked up a score of 222.06 to finish 18th. Ignacio was in 22nd at 212.85, followed by Manning (25th) with a tally of 208.20 and McClow (29th) at 178.71.
The CAMO Invitational was the final event of the fall season for the Seminoles. Florida State will be back in action on January 3 when both men’s and women’s full squads travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to take on North Florida and UNC-Wilmington.