ATHENS, GA - The Clemson women's diving team competed in the one-meter event against stiff competition at the Georgia Invite in Athens, GA on Friday. The team will return to the water tomorrow starting at 11:00 AM to compete in the three-meter event.
Emily Howard led all Tigers recording a score of 241.40 to finish 19th overall out of 53 divers. It was the sixth time this season that Howard recorded the highest Clemson finish in an event. Sarah Braun finished second among Tiger divers recording a 223.55 to finish 28th overall.
Juliana Melchionda recorded a 216.35 to finish 34th overall. Tabitha Banks finished 36th with a score of 213.75 just ahead of Chelsea Uranaka, who finished 37th with a score of 213.50. Heather Britt recorded a 189.05, Megan Helwagen scored a 184.85 and Emily Yoder finished with a 170.30 to round out the diving for the Tigers.
It was just the first time this season that a Clemson diver failed to reach the finals in an event at an invitational. At least one Tiger diver had advanced to the finals in either the one-meter or three-meter events at both invitationals earlier this season.
The Tigers competed against divers from 13 other schools, including ACC foe NC State and seven schools from the SEC. Eleven of the 12 divers that advanced to the finals hailed from an SEC institution.
Clemson Results at
January 3, 2014
One-Meter · Prelims
19. Emily Howard - 241.40
28. Sarah Braun - 223.55
34. Juliana Melchionda - 216.35
36. Tabitha Banks - 213.75
37. Chelsea Uranaka - 213.50
42. Heather Britt - 189.05
44. Megan Helwagen - 184.85
52. Emily Yoder - 170.30