🏆 Chen Claims Second Victory in as Many Days
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kansas diving competed in the 1-meter dive event on the second day of the Tiger Invite, and they were led once again by Jiayu Chen. The freshman posted a 292.10 total score to claim her second title of the invite after winning the 3-meter on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
"Today was a little more up and down than yesterday. Certainly, we're happy with Chen's victory, but we left some dives and points on the table. While we don't want to do that, a little adversity can develop toughness, and I expect our divers to be very tough tomorrow on platform. Again, a great learning opportunity as we wrap up our mid-season invite tomorrow."Diving Coach Gabe Downey
The first-place finish gives Chen her eighth consecutive top finish of the season in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.
Senior Peri Charapich was second on the KU squad in the 1-meter, finishing with a score of 231.25 and placing 18th overall. Sophomore Alison Grass finished in third with a 200.55 score followed by freshman Amanda Fingerut who totaled 183.60.
The Jayhawks will close out the final day of the Tiger Invite with the platform dive on Friday, Nov. 22. Charapich, Grass and Fingerut will all be competing in the event for Kansas. The KU swimmers will also be competing on Friday in the first day of the Kansas Classic in Topeka, Kan. Preliminaries are set to begin at 10 a.m.