Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

UK Opens with Strong First Day at NCAA Zone Diving Championships

uk swimming2 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/14/14) — Five University of Kentucky divers advanced to the finals and three placed in the top 10 on the first day of the NCAA Zone Diving Championships at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion Thursday.

Seniors Greg Ferrucci placed third in the men’s 3-meter competition, while junior Christa Cabot finished fourth in the women’s 1-meter to highlight a strong first day for the Wildcats.

Seniors Zack Peterson and John Fox advanced to the 3-meter finals and finished 10th and 17th, respectively, while junior Lindsay Keahey also earned a finals appearance and finished 17th in the 1-meter.

“It was an exciting day one at the zone meet,” UK diving coach Ted Hautau said. “Zack Peterson was great today, his best NCAA qualifying meet in his four years. He made the finals and was mistake free on the day through 12 dives. John Fox also made the finals and didn't have any bad dives, but was not razor sharp. Greg Ferrucci gave me some gray hairs today. He failed a dive in the preliminaries but did well enough on the other 5 dives to make the finals. He had to make up some ground and nailed his last dive to pull of third place and qualify for NCAA's. Lindsay Keahey was also good and consistent and made the first 1-meter final of her career at the NCAA zone meet. Christa Cabot was excellent. She missed one dive in the preliminaries but battled back hard in the finals and took fourth in a terrific field of divers.”

Ferrucci advanced to the 3-meter finals with a 331.50 in the prelims, seventh overall heading into the finals. He put together a strong performance in the finals to finish with a 727.05, good for third overall.

Peterson finished 10th overall with a 660.90 after a 320.65 in the prelims, while Fox scored a 595.25 to finish 17th in the finals. Fox scored a 292.55 in the prelims. Sophomore Noah Richter scored a 201.60 in the prelims to finish 40th overall.

In the women’s 1-meter competition, Cabot, one of two Wildcats in the event, placed fourth with a 604.85. In a tightly contested final, she finished less than three points out of second place. Cabot scored a 293.10 in the prelims, the sixth-best score.

Keahey also advanced to the finals with a 262.00 and finished with a 519.65 to place 17th overall. It marked the junior’s first Zone Diving Championships finals appearance.

The three day competition continues Friday with the men’s 1-meter and women’s 3-meter prelims and finals, followed by the men’s and women’s platform event Saturday.

Kentucky’s six divers will look to join a field of four swimmers and one relay squad who have already earned NCAA berths.

Juniors Christina Bechtel and Abby Myers and freshman Danielle Galyer will represent UK at the women’s championships next weekend in Minneapolis, Minn. Freshman Brandon Flynn, along with UK’s 200 medley relay team of senior Lucas Gerotto, junior George Greenhalgh and seniors Eric Bruck and Chris Lott will swim for Kentucky at the men’s championships the following weekend in Austin, Texas.

Fans can follow along with all the action from OSU’s McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion with live results at DiveMeets.com. Additional updates can be found on Twitter. For complete news and updates on the Kentucky Swimming and Diving program, go to UKathletics.com.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 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 by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

October 29, 2014 9068

UPDATE: Medical Examiner's Official Report…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Dennis Thomas
October 27, 2014 6201

Earlington Woman Charged With Burglary for…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 27, 2014 4428

Baptist Health Madisonville Performs Baptist…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Kristy Quinn
October 29, 2014 4356

UPDATE: Two More Arrested for Meth at Area Motel

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
October 28, 2014 4207

UPDATE: 'Runner' Ran Home; Family Happy

in Hopkins News by Lisa Crook
October 29, 2014 3842

Central City Businessman Indicted by Grand Jury…

in Top News For All Sites by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 28, 2014 3553

UPDATE: Extended to Wednesday; Heaven's Gates and…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 27, 2014 3413

Woman Charged for Domestic Assault with Scissors,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 28, 2014 3307

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 27, 2014 2996

SurfKY Exclusive: Patti Everly Recalls Life with…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

October 30, 2014 2618

Three Injured When Pickup Truck Overturns

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 30, 2014 2537

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Couple Found

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chief William C. Crider
October 30, 2014 1685

Man Charged with Criminal Abuse of 2-Year-Old Girl

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Lt. Charles Young II
October 30, 2014 1543

Man Accused of Using Bass Guitar to Strike…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 30, 2014 1246

Political Races Affecting Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 1217

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 30, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 30, 2014 1196

Man Charged for Criminal Trespassing at Cross…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 30, 2014 930

MCTI to Present 'Anne of Green Gables'

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 930

Golden Arches Added to City’s Eastern Skyline;…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 885

Bond, Conditions Set for Central City Man Accused…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss