Alabama’s Bortenlangner and Auburn’s Bricker Take Platform Titles on Final Day of Georgia Diving Invite

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 6. SOUTHEASTERN Conference members Katherine Bortenlanger of Alabama and Matt Bricker of Auburn won their respective platform events as the 2002 Georgia Diving Invitational wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens.

Bricker built a sizable lead and won the event by more that 80 points with an overall score of 552.25. Georgia freshman and Athens native Todd Avery came in second with a final score of 464.40. Bulldog Colby Carter finished fourth with a score of 430.25, and trailed the third-place competitor, Zach Wilcox of Florida, by only 2.70 points.

Bortenlanger tallied 372.45 points to win the women’s side of the competition, while Florida’s Sarah Close came in second with a score of 369.10. Tennessee’s Stacy Binyon took third with 368.80.

Georgia will be back in action next week with a pair of dual meets at Texas. The women will battle on Jan. 11 at 3 p.m., while the men will take on the defending national champion Longhorns on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.

2002 Georgia Diving Invitational – 1/6/02

Men’s Platform diving:

Diver Score
1. Matt Bricker, Auburn 552.25
2. Todd Avery, Georgia 464.40
3. Zach Wilcox, Florida 432.95
4. Colby Carter, Georgia 430.25
5. Andrew Sivulka, Auburn 413.65
6. Jake Dorsey, Tenn. 392.25
7. Stewart Smith, Alabama 370.70
8. Anthony DiGiacco, Alabama 345.15

Women’s Platform diving:

Diver Score
1. Katherine Bortenlanger, Alabama 372.45
2. Sarah Close, Florida 369.10
3. Stacy Binyon, Tenn. 368.80
4. Rachel Korth, Auburn 323.35
5. Katie Prior, Virginia 279.45

Georgia Diving Invitational – 1/4-6/02

Event 5 Women Platform Diving
Name Year School Seed Finals Points
1 Bortenlanger, Katherine ALA NT 372.45
2 Close, Sarah UF NT 369.10
3 Binyon, Stacy UT NT 368.80
4 Korth, Rachel AUBUR NT 323.35
5 Prior, Katie UVA NT 279.45

Event 6 Men Platform Diving
Name Year School Seed Finals Points
1 Bricker, Matt AUBUR NT 552.25
2 Avery, Todd UGA NT 464.40
3 Wilcox, Zach UF NT 432.95
4 Carter, Colby UGA NT 430.25
5 Sivulka, Andrew AUBUR NT 413.65
6 Dorsey, Jake UT NT 392.25
7 Smith, Stewart ALA NT 370.70
8 DiGiacco, Anthony ALA NT 345.15

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