Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:58 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2013 9:58 AM
KNOXVILLE, TN -- Junior David Bonuchi claimed the 1-meter springboard title during day one competition at the Tennessee Diving Invitational Thursday afternoon at the Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Columbia native Bonuchi scored 374.70 points in the finals to claim top honors. His score was almost 75 points more than the second-place finisher. He has now won the last eight events he has competed.
Bonuchi posted a score of 327.25 in the morning preliminary action to advance to the final round. Freshman Clark Thomas placed 16th in prelims with a score of 285.05. Also competing for the Tigers were freshmen Cameron Cowgill (199.10) and Michael Barry (189.80).
Diver Loren Figueroa placed fourth on the 3-meter springboard to highlight day one action at the Tennessee Diving Invitational Thursday at the Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Figueroa and freshman Lauren Reedy were two of 12 divers who advanced to the finals session on Thursday. Figueroa scored 307.90 points to take fourth-place, while Reedy posted a score of 268.80 to finish in seventh-place. Both divers improved on their preliminary place, as Figueroa concluded prelims in eighth-place with 291.15 points, while Reedy was 10th with 278.65 after the morning session.
Senior Sharon Finn just missed qualifying for finals as she placed 14th in prelims with a score of 267.65. Also competing for the Tigers were sophomores Alex Skinner (225.20) and Lauren Callin (196.05).
Competition continues Friday with the women's 1-meter and men's 3-meter springboard events beginning at 10:30 a.m.