Houston Meet Gives Diving Crucial Experience
The Clemson women's diving team continued its development in year one of the program with a strong weekend of competition at the Phill Hansel Invitational in Houston, TX. During the three-day event, a host of student-athletes got experience in the one-meter, the three-meter, and the platform.
"This meet served as a great assessment tool as we have reached the halfway point in our season," Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams said. "We saw some great moments of brilliance and we also witnessed areas that we need improvement. Now it's time to refocus our energies as we prepare for our upcoming invitationals after the Thanksgiving holidays."
Chelsea Uranaka led the Tigers with a 13th-place finish in the three-meter, as her score of 265.05 was just shy of a qualifying mark for the finals. Elizabeth Tatum and Emily Howard tied for 23rd with scores of 252.45.
Megan Helwagen paced the Tigers in the one-meter with her score of 237.45, which was good enough for 23rd place in qualifying. Juliana Melchionda placed 25th in the event with a score of 227.90, and Howard finished one place behind her with a score of 227.25.
In Clemson's first platform diving competition of the season, Jessica Resler was the Tigers' top scorer, finishing 17th with a score of 194.00. Katie Barolak placed 25th with her score of 171.90, and Helwagen finished 28th with a mark of 157.70. Emily Yoder finished 34th with a score of 147.80.
The Tigers will be back in action on the final weekend of November, when the team will be competing in a pair of events. Some members will participate in the University of Missouri Invitational from November 29-December 1, while others will travel to the Georgia Tech Invitational from November 30-December 2.