Kansas Diving to Compete at Houston Diving Invitational
Nov. 13, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Diving coach Eric Elliott and the <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Kansas women’s diving team prepare to head to Houston, Texas, for the three-day Houston Diving Invitational Nov. 15-17. Senior Jenny Roberts and freshman Erin Mertz will lead Kansas in their quest at the Campus Recreation and WellnessCenter. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
So far this season
- Freshman Erin Mertz has immediately impacted the diving squad in her first season at KU. Mertz stepped up the competition for the `Hawks, finishing first on the one-meter board against both Missouri and Arkansas. In three-meter competition, Mertz recorded first at the match-up with DruryUniversity and second on the three-meter board against Arkansas.
- Senior Jenny Roberts’ experience and consistency has led Kansas in competition throughout the season thus far. Roberts sealed a key second-place finish on the one-meter board against Missouri, in addition to her third-place finish on the one-meter board and fourth-place finish in the three-meter competition against Arkansas.
- Both Mertz and Roberts qualified for the NCAA Zone “D” Diving meet earlier this season in Kansas’ home opener against Mizzou Oct. 26.
- Veterans Hannah McMacken, Meghan Proehl and Allison Ho stack the depth for KU, while newcomer Chelsea Hartling rounds out the Kansas competition.
Houston Diving Invitational Schedule of Events
Thursday, November 15
10AM WOMENS 1M PRELIMS
12PM MENS 3M PRELIMS
6PM WOMENS 1M FINAL (TOP 8)
7PM MENS 3M FINAL (TOP 8)
Friday , November 16
10AM MENS 1M PRELIMS
12PM WOMENS 3M PRELIMS
6PM MENS 1M FINAL (TOP 8)
7PM WOMENS 3M FINAL (TOP 8)
Saturday, November 17
11AM PLATFORM FINAL (Combined)
Kansas swimming will be back in action after a two week break when it heads to Gambier, Ohio, for competition at the Nike Cup-Kenyon Invite Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.
For complete results following Kansas swimming and diving competition, visit kuathletics.com.