Two Personal Bests Wrap Up Tennessee Diving Invite


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Two Razorbacks divers set personal bests on the final day of competition from Knoxville on the platform, as junior Marissa Green and sophomore Caroline Welch each notched career marks.

Green led all three Razorback divers with a score of 211.90, more than 10 points higher than her previous career best. Green’s effort was enough for a 12th-place finish, her best of the week. Green has two of the top four platform scores on the team this season.

Senior Nicole Gillis wrapped up her strong week with a 14th-place performance, scoring a 209.35. Gillis finished in the top-15 in all three dives this week with a 10th-place showing on the one-meter and a seventh-place effort on the three-meter.

Welch also recorded a personal best, scoring 181.60 on the platform, 2.75 points higher than her previous best. Welch’s personal best was good for a 20th-place finish in the event.

“For the first meet of the new year, I thought we competed well,” said head coach Neil Harper. “Marissa and Caroline recording personal bests in the platform today is a great start to this semester.”

Wednesday, Jan. 3
1m Prelims
3rd – Schultz (295.10)
6th – Gillis (275.70)
24th – Green (231.60)
33rd – Welch (196.50)

1m Finals
2nd – Schultz (325.70)
7th – Gillis (281.55)

Thursday, Jan. 4
3m Prelims
2nd – Schultz (329.15)
10th – Gillis (296.45)
25th – Green (233.50)
32nd – Welch (203.05)

3m Finals
1st – Schultz (383.40 – SCHOOL RECORD)
7th – Gillis (305.40)

Friday, Jan. 5
Platform Finals
12th – Green (211.90 – PERSONAL BEST)
14th – Gillis (209.35)
20th – Welch (181.60 – PERSONAL BEST)

As the winter invitational season wraps up, the Razorbacks return home for Senior Day next Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Arkansas Natatorium, as Arkansas hosts the No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers.

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