Sophomore Raquel Mason’s Zone-qualifying performance in the women’s platform final highlighted the second day of competition for the University of Georgia diving team at the Georgia Diving Invitational Monday afternoon at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
Mason finished third in the final with a score of 226.60, posting a score of 41.25 on her final dive to clinch a spot in the upcoming Zone B Championships. The Orlando, Florida native led the competition through three dives before eventually ceding the lead to Kara Holt of Tennessee. Elsewhere, freshman Meghan Wenzel placed fourth with a score of 195.30, followed by redshirt junior Ambria D’Alonzo in fifth place at 181.85.
In the men’s 3-meter, senior Zach Allen finished sixth with a score of 293.00, turning in scores of 66.30 and 61.50 on his final two dives. Earlier in prelims, Allen placed fifth with a mark of 304.75. Additionally, junior Hudson Coldren finished in 10thplace with a score of 197.05. Tennessee’s Matthew Wade took the overall victory with a score of 394.25.
The Georgia Diving Invitational concludes Tuesday with the women’s 1-meter and men’s platform events. The session will open at 11 a.m. with live updates available on DiveMeets.