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Cooper, Cribbs and Gonzales Shine at Utah Diving Invite
SALT LAKE CITY – Divers Morgan Cooper, Kennedy Cribbs and Nathan Gonzales earned second-place scores for BYU at the Utah Invitational this weekend.
On the first day of the invitational, Cooper took second in the men’s 1-meter at 362.40, recording a new personal best and BYU’s No. 3 all-time best score in that event. On the final day, Cribbs placed second in the women’s 1-meter with a score of 275.80, while Gonzales competed in the men’s 3-meter placing second at 353.10.
Morgan Paul shined early on by coming in fourth in the women’s 3-meter and earned a career-high score of 289.15. Teammate Adia London went on to finals in the 1-meter, placing fifth and received a career-high score of 250.55. Kaela Call also qualified in that event and finished eighth with a 240.40.
Cooper also performed well in the finals for the men’s 3-meter event scoring a 328.50 and placing high at third. Kimble Mahler and Bryce Farabee impressed in the 1-meter, placing fourth and fifth with scores of 297.40 and 283.80, respectively. Farabee also took fourth in the 3-meter receiving a 299.65.
This concludes the BYU’s swim and dive fall season, the Cougars compete next in a dual meet against Grand Canyon for senior night. The meet will be held in the Richards Building Pool, in Provo, Utah on Jan. 12. The BYU swim and dive team will have their winter training camp in California.
Dive Team Travels to Utah Invite
PROVO, Utah – The BYU dive team travels to Salt Lake City for its second ever diving invitational against the University of Utah from Nov. 30 to Dec.1 at the Ute Natatorium.
“The Utah Invite has been a very good format that prepares the divers for how conference and NCAA Zones will be,” BYU head diving coach Tyce Routson said. “Evening finals events heighten the head-to-head experience and gives the athletes the intensity and focus needed for the upcoming season. After a good rest we are looking forward to the competition.”
Other schools competing in the invitational include USC, Air Force and Utah. All divers will participate in the 1-meter and 3-meter events. Three divers from each event will then qualify to go on to finals each night.
Several divers from BYU have already received zone cuts and career-best scores this season, including Nathan Gonzales, Morgan Cooper, Kimble Mahler, Kennedy Cribbs and Morgan Paul.
Friday prelims begin at 10 a.m. MST on Friday, Nov. 30, and follow with finals at 6:30 p.m. MST. Saturday’s schedule will include prelims at 10 a.m. MST and finals at 4:15 p.m. MST. Results will be available on the swim and dive schedule page.