Nov. 24, 2013
Site: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Joe C. Trees Pool)
Event: Pitt Invitational
Score: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Friday, Jan. 3 -- at Mike Pepe Invitational - divers only (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- A group of divers from the University of Michigan men's and women's swimming and diving teams capped off a three-day appearance at the Pitt Invite today (Sunday, Nov. 24) at Joe C. Trees Pool. Junior Carey Chen (Vancouver, British Columbia/University Hill Secondary) placed first in two events on the women's side, and the men got one win from Timothy Faerber (Potomac, Md./Churchill).
Chen took first from one meter on Friday (Nov. 22) and first from three meters on Saturday (Nov. 23), scoring 281.25 and 288.15, respectively.
In addition to Chen, two women made it to the finals of the one-meter competition and a trio from three meters. Sophomore Sarah Kamstra (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland West) took second from one meter (274.85) and third from three meters (280.30), while sophomore Elena Ghormley (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) and junior Nicole Honey (New Hyde Park, N.Y./Herricks) went 5-6 from three meters.
Both teams competed from the platform for the first time this season on Sunday (Nov. 24). The Michigan men finished 3-4-5-6-7, with Faerber tops among U-M men (284.84). He was followed by senior James Ross (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) in fourth with a score of 281.65. Ross alsoplaced third from three meters and fourth from one meter.
The top scorer for the Michigan women from the platform was Honey, who took second place with a score 224.75. Junior Marina Nazario (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) placed fourth with a score of 212.90.
The Michigan divers are off until the New Year for when they will compete during the annual team training trip at the Mike Pepe Invitational on Jan. 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Event Winners/U-M Finishers
Platform Diving (Sunday) 1. Andrea Acquista, Louisville 257.20 2. Nicole Honey, U-M 224.75 4. Marina Nazario, U-M 212.90 6. Carey Chen, U-M 207.25 8. Brianna Maroukis, U-M 203.30 13. Sarah Kamstra, U-M 179.00 14. Elena Ghormley, U-M 161.00 Three-meter Diving (Saturday) 1. Carey Chen, U-M 288.15 3. Sarah Kamstra, U-M 280.30 5. Elena Ghormley, U-M 273.55 6. Nicole Honey, U-M 264.30 11. Emily Boyd, U-M 243.40 13. Marina Nazario, U-M 239.10 21. Brianna Maroukis, U-M 228.00 One-meter Diving (Friday) 1. Carey Chen, U-M 281.25 2. Sarah Kamstra, U-M 274.85 8. Brianna Maroukis, U-M 237.05 10. Elena Ghormley, U-M 234.80 16. Nicole Honey, U-M 224.20 19. Emily Boyd, U-M 222.00 22. Marina Nazario, U-M 217.15
Platform Diving (Sunday) 1. Anthony Galante, Pitt 343.25 3. Timothy Faerber, U-M 284.84 4. James Ross, U-M 281.65 5. Nathan Rietberg, U-M 253.10 6. Kevin Bain, U-M 247.60 7. Ryan O'Donnell, U-M 214.45 One-meter Diving (Saturday) 1. Harris Bergman, Pitt 343.25 4. James Ross, U-M 320.65 5. Nath Rietberg, U-M 315.95 6. Timothy Faerber, U-M 312.40 11. Kevin Bain, U-M 235.60 12. Ryan O'Donnell, U-M 229.25 Three-meter Diving (Friday) 1. Timothy Faerber, U-M 336.90 3. James Ross, U-M 324.10 8. Kevin Bain, U-M 248.15 9. Ryan O'Donnell, U-M 251.20 11. Nate Rietberg, U-M 246.85
Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423