S&D: Raquel Mason Earns Zone Cut on Second Day of Diving Invite

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S&D: Raquel Mason Earns Zone Cut on Second Day of Diving Invite

Photo by Chamberlain Smith)
Photo by Chamberlain Smith

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.

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