Ohio State Dominates on Day Two of Georgia Diving Invitational

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 5. PENN.State’s Steve Bohner won
the men’s 1-meter event, while Melanie Johnson of Ohio State took top honors in the women’s 3-meter competition on the second day of competition of the
2002 Georgia Diving Invitational at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens. Ohio State dominated competition for the day.

Bohner tallied 310.55 points in the finals to finish first in the 1-meter springboard after posting a score of 283.75 in the prelims. Ohio State’s Heath Knowling, who had the highest prelim score of 308.20, finished second with a score of 307.20 in the finals.

The evening session featured the second-annual Bulldog Shootout which is a single elimination event with the top six divers from the men’s 1-meter competition. Each round consisted of each diver completing one dive, and the diver with the lowest score did not advance to the next round.

There was an all-Ohio State final in the men’s 1-meter shootout, with Knowling winning the event with a score of 48.50 in the final round. Teammate Mitch Richeson finished second with a mark of 46.50 in the final round. Bohner, who won the 1-meter competition
earlier in the day, was eliminated in the first round.

The 2002 Georgia Diving Invitational will conclude Sunday with men’s and women’s platform competition beginning at 11 a.m.

2002 Georgia Diving Invitational – 1/5/02

Men’s 1-meter diving:

Diver Prelim Score Final Score
1. Steve Bohner, Penn St. 283.75 310.55
2. Heath Knowling, Ohio St. 308.20 307.20
3. Phillip Jones, Tenn. 301.25 299.75
4. Matt Bricker, Auburn 259.00 284.90
5. Jake Dorsey, Tenn. 249.45 283.60
6. Mitch Richeson, Ohio St. 268.90 280.30
7. Andrew Sivulka, Auburn 262.80 275.60
8. Kris Daugherty, UGA 268.35 270.90
9. Kevin Coogan, Drexel 271.25 269.05
10. Stewart Smith, Alabama 267.05 262.05
11. Reggie Coote, Florida 252.65 261.55
12. Craig Thomas, Clemson 252.25 261.00

Prelims
Diver Prelim Score
13. Todd Avery, UGA 249.35
14. Pete Amstute, UVa. 242.85
15. Chris Monson, Ohio St. 236.30
16. Colby Carter, UGA 232.00
17. Joe Piorkowski, UVa. 229.15
18. Zach Wilcox, Florida 213.60
19. Eric Shulick, Clemson 212.25
20. Jared Bench, N.C. St. 211.45
21. Jonathon Folds, Clemson 201.60
22. Anthony Perry, Drexel 198.55
23. Anthony DiGiacco, Alabama 198.00
24. Marc Gastaldo, Penn St. 193.45
25. Steven House, N.C. St. 162.55

Women’s 3-meter diving:

Diver Prelim Score Semi Score Final Score
1. Melanie Johnson, Ohio St. 448.25 174.95 486.35
2. Jamie Sanger, Tenn. 503.20 194.75 470.70
3. Lane Bassham, Alabama 503.70 190.05 466.90
4. Lauryn McCalley, Tenn. 524.25 210.15 460.45
5. Sarah Close, Florida 448.30 177.75 457.45
6. Brooke Bassham, UGA 433.75 179.20 451.45
7. Ashley Rubenstein, Auburn 405.85 168.45 443.70
8. Jillian Cicione, Ohio St. 397.45 181.70 438.00
9. Katherine Bortenlanger, Alabama 387.80 169.90 416.80
10. Corey Pagnotta, Penn St. 393.55 158.50 411.20
11. Alison Sharp, UVa. 400.10 162.35 393.40
12. Kristen Connor, Florida 394.80 152.00 346.15

Prelims
Diver Prelim Score
13. Amber O’Reilly, N.C. St. 380.60
14. Erin Bailey, N.C. St. 373.80
15. Erin Lambie, N.C. St. 367.70
16. Nicole VanderBeke, N.C. St. 366.95
17. Stacy Binyon, Tenn. 354.55
18. Miranda Matias, Alabama 347.55
19. Maggie O’ Brien, Penn St. 344.65
20. Rachel Korth, Auburn 328.50
21. Katie Prior, UVa. 321.30
22. Nicole Triden, UVa. 317.85
23. Shastin Leathers, Clemson 313.85
24. Amy Tolley, Clemson 290.45
25. Lainee Patterson, Alabama 268.75
26. Bethany Bruzzi, Clemson 265.65

Men’s 1-meter Shootout
Diver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
1. Mitch Richardson, Ohio St. 52.00 72.85 41.40 57.20 46.50 (2nd)
2. Jake Dorsey, Tenn. 58.90 49.50 46.80 39.00*
3. Matt Bricker, Auburn 42.00 49.40*
4. Phillip Jones, Tenn. 37.95 52.00 15.60*
5. Heath Knowling, Ohio St. 44.85 54.60 42.00 60.00 48.50 (1st)
6. Steve Bohner, Penn St. 25.50*

* indicates the lowest score in each round and that diver did notadvance to the next round.

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