Nov. 21, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Florida State diving team put its stamp on the first day of the Georgia Tech Diving Invitational on Friday with the men taking three of the top five positions on one-meter and the women earning four of the top eight spots on three-meter. The Seminoles were the only team to place three men and four women in the top eight.
“I thought we were solid across the board today,” FSU diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. “We were happy to get a first and a second and I am pleased with our performance.”
The Seminoles were led by junior Terry Horner who once again out-paced the field on the one-meter board with another first-place performance (337.15). Horner was joined in the top five by teammates Dan Frebel (309.10) and Scott Derner (307.65), who placed fourth and fifth respectively.
“Terry did a nice job today while he worked on some harder dives,” Jeffrey said. “With Dan and Scott, the higher they go [on three-meter and platform] the better they’ll get and Terry is great on one-meter and that makes this team very good.”
On the women’s side sophomore Katherine Adham led Florida State with a second-place performance on the three-meter (297.60). Juniors Aleia Monden (271.00) and Katie Sirounis (269.40) finished fifth and sixth while freshman Lisi Rowland placed eighth (244.85).
“Katherine did a new dive today and it was working for her,” Jeffrey said. “[The women] are getting better and better and it’s showing. Lisi was second in the prelims and was really good there. It says a lot that if one kid doesn’t dive well someone else will step up. That makes it tough to dive against us.”
Florida State will continue in competition against Georgia Tech, Miami, Florida, Auburn and Alabama on Saturday beginning at 12:00 p.m. The men will compete on the three-meter and the women will tackle the one-meter. For results and a meet recap log onto www.seminoles.com.