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Grado Tops First Day of USC Diving Invite
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/04/2011
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Nov. 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES -

Arizona senior Ben Grado (Conifer, Colo.) posted two first-place finishes at the USC Diving Invite on Friday in Los Angeles. Grado won the men's 3m and platform competitions, beating out 20 other divers from six schools.

Three other Wildcat divers placed in the top 10 in the men's 3m and platform competition. Senior Andres Guerra (Sugarland, Texas) finished second on the platform and sixth on the 3m, Freshman Josh Bidak (Phoenix, Ariz.) earned a third-place finish on the 3m and fourth-place on the platform and sophomore Sean Clark (Phoenix, Ariz.) finished in seventh on the 3m and in 10th on the platform.

On the women's side, sophomore Samantha Pickens (Murrysville, Pa.) tabbed an impressive second-place finish on the women's 1m, while senior Ainsley Oliver (Saskatchewan, Saskatoon) earned a third-place finish on the platform. Oliver finished in eighth on the 3m.

Sophomore Ashley Herrera (La Palma,Calif.) and freshman Izzy Diamond (Tucson, Ariz.) also placed in the top 10 on the platform, finishing ninth and 10th, respectively.

The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 5 to compete in the men's 1m and women's 3m.

 For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona Diving, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.

COMPLETE RESULTS

Women's 1m

  1. Victoria Ishimatsu (USC)            306.95
  2. Samantha Pickens (Arizona)    277.60
  3. Molly Hayes (California)             256.35
  4. Emma Ivory-Ganja (California)    252.00
  5. Stacey Luke (Fresno State)        245.95
  6. Kelsey Heiken (California)          244.05
  7. Roxanne Fitter (Wisconsin)        240.60
  8. Ainsley Oliver (Arizona)           233.65
  9. Dayna Christensen (BYU)           225.30
  10. Alissa Barker (California)            224.30
  11. Maggy Boyd (California)                        219.05
  12. Kahley Rowell (California)          209.75

 

Men's 1m

  1. Ben Grado (Arizona)                 424.15
  2. Brandon Watson (BYU)              411.10
  3. Josh Bidak (Arizona)                339.30
  4. Kevin Dreesen (BYU)                 330.45
  5. Jordan Gear (USC)                    301.70
  6. Andres Guerra (Arizona)           299.40
  7. Sean Clark (Arizona)                290.85
  8. Alex Pecci (Air Force)                225.75

 

Women's Platform

  1. Victoria Ishimatsu (USC)            254.25
  2. Kahley Rowell (California)          224.40
  3. Ainsley Oliver (Arizona)           224.20
  4. Roxanne Fitter (Wisconsin)        221.35
  5. Laura Winn (California)               218.30
  6. Emma Ivory-Ganja (California)    214.55
  7. Alissa Barker (California)            205.80
  8. Molly Hayes (California)             201.00
  9. Ashley Herrera (Arizona)          198.95
  10. Izzy Diamond (Arizona)            174.55
  11. Jessica Warren (USC)                168.85
  12. Moranda Hern (Air Force)           157.55
  13. Laine Long (Air Force)               143.50
  14. Leslie Cannon (Wisconsin)         143.25
  15. Samara White (California)           136.75
  16. Caila Baltas (UCSB)                   119.30

 

Men's Platform

       1. Ben Grado (Arizona)                  338.10

       2. Andres Guerra (Arizona)            299.45

       3. Kevin Dreesen (BYU)                  258.15

       4. Josh Bidak (Arizona)                 250.85

       5. Tyler Pullen (California)               231.15

       6. Alex Pecci (Air Force)                 231.10      

       7. Andreas Santucci (California)      222.40

       8. Thomas Selby (California)           222.10

       9. Grayson Huston (California)        200.75

      10. Sean Clark (Arizona)                 189.00

      11. Brent White (Air Force)               186.30

      12. Ryan Gerard (California)             166.50

      13. Nicolas Grantham (California)     155.90

      14. Erich Brodbeck (California)         146.90

 

 

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