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Jan. 15, 2016

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MEET INFO

Date: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Facility: McAuley Aquatic Center

Location: Atlanta, Ga.

CAROLINA EVENT WINNERS
Name Event Time
Allyson Nied Women’s Platform Dive 245.45
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Time
1/16 at Vanderbilt (W) 11:00 a.m. CT
1/22 UNCW/Queens/Wingate 4:00 p.m. ET
1/23 UNCW/Queens/Wingate 10:00 a.m. ET

ATLANTA, Ga. – Four University of South Carolina divers posted strong showings in the platform competition on Friday night in a meet hosted by Georgia Tech. Competing against divers from Duke, Michigan, and the host Yellow Jackets, freshman Allyson Nied came away victorious on the night, while Mikaela Lujan, Marissa Roth and Jordan Gotro also posted strong showings at the McAuley Aquatic Center.

QUOTABLES

HEAD DIVING COACH Todd Sherritt – “All four of our divers had a strong meet. We came to Georgia Tech to get some new dives off and compete against some good teams. This was a great meet for us as we head toward the SEC Championships.” ââ’¬” On the performance of his four divers

“Allyson had a great day. She completed an armstand double with one twist for the first time. She was able to get it vertical, which is a great achievement. Her victory and great performances from everyone made this a great day.” ââ’¬” On Allyson Nied’s victory

RECAP

Nied finished with a score of 245.45, edging Michigan’s Keegan McCaffrey by 9.80 points. The best of her five dives was a Forward 3 1/2 Somersault Pike that was scored an even 60.00.

Lujan finished in third place with a score of 233.75. Her best score, a 51.00, came from a Back 2 1/2 Somersault Pike.

Roth came in seventh at the event, scoring a grand total of 215.70. Her Forward 3 1/2 Somersault Pike was marked at 58.50, her best score of the night.

Gotro’s total score of 270.90 was good for fifth place on the men’s side. His best dive of the night, a Forward 3 1/2 Somersault Pike, received a score of 61.50.

NOTABLE

  • Nied’s event victory is her first as a collegian.
  • The freshman finished just 2.30 points shy of her best platform score, which came in November, also at Georgia Tech.

UP NEXT FOR CAROLINA

The women’s program is back in action Saturday, when they face Southeastern Conference rival Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., at 11 a.m. CT. Both full Gamecock squads are back at the Carolina Natatorium Jan. 22-23, when they host UNC Wilmington, Queens and Wingate in a quad meet.

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