UK diving 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/3/14) – Five University of Kentucky divers advanced to the finals and placed in the top 12 in two events on the opening day of the Georgia Diving Invitational in Athens, Ga., Friday.

Junior Christa Cabot and senior John Fox both placed eighth in the finals of the women’s 1-meter and men’s 3-meter, respectively, to lead the Wildcats. Cabot scored a 270.45 in the finals after a 283.65 in the prelims, while Fox scored a 333.95 in the finals and a 336.45 in the prelims.

“It was good to be back in competition today,” UK diving coach Ted Hautau said. “We had some good performances and we had some performances that indicate we have to get better. The women did a nice job today. Lindsay Keahey keeps improving on springboard and competed like an SEC diver today. Zack Peterson is returning after being out for a month with a hand injury and dove well.”

Fox was joined in the 3-meter finals by fellow seniors Zachary Peterson and Greg Ferrucci, who finished 11th and 12th. Peterson notched a finals score of 322.40, ahead of Ferrucci’s 319.75. Both bested their prelim scores in the finals. The men’s competition featured 29 competitors, with the top 12 in the finals.

In the women’s 1-meter, junior Lindsay Keahey placed 12th with a score of 249.40. Keahey and Cabot were two of the 12 competitors to advance to the finals out of a field of 53 divers in the prelims.

The Georgia Diving Invitational continues Saturday with the men’s 1-meter and women’s 3-meter competition. The three-day event concludes Sunday with platform events.

The spring season officially begins for the entire team next weekend, when the Wildcats travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to race SEC-foes Alabama and Arkansas on Jan. 11.

For complete news and updates on the Kentucky Swimming and Diving program, go to UKathletics.com/SwimmingDiving. Breaking news, behind-the-scenes updates, photos and more can be found on Twitter at @UKSwimDive and Facebook at Facebook.com/UKSwimDive.

 

Click here for complete results.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 17,705.29
-40.69 (-0.23%)    
2 S&P 2,107.15
-1.48 (-0.07%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,136.73
+7.94 (0.15%)    

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5616

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3724

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 2594

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2400

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2390

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19749

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 16025

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 30, 2015 2594

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1477

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1118

Hanson City Council Discusses Boundaries, Zoning

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 945

UPDATE: Body of Missing 8 Year Old Found; No Foul…

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 859

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 820

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 565

Two Teens Face Multiple Charges Including Burglary

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 483

UK Women's Golf Announces Strong 2015-16 Schedule

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 464

Pet of the Day - Sky

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 463

Former Wildcat Fuqua Named Assistant Men's Golf…

by SurfKY News