Ross, Lee Earn 1-2 Finish on Three-Meter at Pitt Invitational
Chris Morrison

Nov. 18, 2011

Site: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Joe C. Trees Pool)
Event: Pittsburgh Invitational (Day 1 of 3)
U-M Standing: 4th Place of 5 Teams (76 points) after Day 1
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Nov. 19 -- at Pittsburgh Invitational - Day Two (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 1 p.m.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Sophomore James Ross (Richmond, Va./Collegiate)
earned a first-place finish, while classmate Jack Lee (North Egremont, Mass./Berkshire School) earned a runner-up finish in the three-meter diving competition at the Pitt Invitational Friday (Nov. 18) at Joe C. Trees Pool. In all, U-M had five of its eight divers make the finals in day one of competition and holds fourth place with 76 points in the competition.

After earning a 263.00 to take fifth in the preliminary round, Ross ripped off a 336.00 in the finals to take the individual win. Lee took fourth in the prelims with a 290.00 and collected a 314.05 in his finals attempt for the second-place finish.

Senior Chris Morrison (Fenton, Mich./Fenton) took fourth in the event with a 304.35, while sophomore Thomas Jahnke (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) earned a sixth-place finish with a 265.15. Freshman Mike Vaandering (Spring Lake, Mich./Grand Haven) closed out the finalist participants with a score of 229.00 for eighth.

The Wolverine divers return to the pool tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 19) for the one-meter competition. Preliminaries will begin at 1 p.m., with finals beginning at 6 p.m.

Three-meter Diving

 1. James Ross, U-M        336.00
 2. Jack Lee, U-M          314.05
 4. Chris Morrison, U-M    304.35
 6. Thomas Jahnke, U-M     265.15
 8. Mike Vaandering, U-M   229.00
11. Kevin Bain, U-M        209.20
12. Jeff Camalo, U-M       204.60
15. Nate Argetsinger, U-M  167.00

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