Kansas Diving Competes at University of Hawaii Diving Invitational

Jan. 8, 2007

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Junior Jenny Roberts posted a sixth-place finish in the three-meter competition (268.50 points), a finish that head diving coach Eric Elliott calls Robert’s “best three-meter performance” of the season. Roberts finished sixth of 33 divers in the event and wrapped up the second day of competition with an eighth-place victory (230.65 points) on the one-meter board.

Senior Shelby Noonan captured a sixth-place victory in the one-meter competition, posting 233.15 points, while taking a 20th place finish in the three-meter competition (183.20). Freshman Meghan Proehl placed 13th on the three-meter board (212.60) and ninth on the one-meter board (225.60).

Sophomore Hannah McMacken and freshman Allison Ho finished 13th (206.90) and 21st (164.80) on the one-meter board, respectively, while Ho dove to a score of 177.40 on the three-meter board, good for a 23rd place finish. McMacken finished 25th (176.55) in the three-meter competition.

“The team dove very well even though we are not in the peak performance of our training,” Elliott said. “We arrived only a couple of days before the meet and did not have a lot of training time before, but it’s a great experience for our kids because they can have a little fun while completing a lot of work. They have been working hard for that final push before (Big 12) Conference competition.”

The Kansas divers will continue training through Jan. 11 when they return home to take the road to Lincoln, Neb., for a Big 12 Conference dual against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 2 p.m. on Jan. 13.

For results following the Jayhawk-Husker dual, stay tuned to kuathletics.com.

Hawaii Diving Invitational Participating Teams:

University of Hawaii

University of Kansas

University of Wisconsin

Brigham Young University


Western Kentucky

Eastern Michigan

University of South Dakota

Minnesota State University


Hiram College