COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Sophomore Keely Bishop won the 1-meter springboard and junior Kari Campbell set a school record on the platform dive on the opening day of the Air Force Diving Invite to lead the University of Wyoming diving team on Friday. Bishop became the first Cowgirl to win an event at the Air Force Diving Invite since Stephanie Ortiz won the 1-meter board in 2010.
"It was one of the best days I have seen this group have collectively," UW diving coach Chelsea Popplewell said. "We really came back and were strong in the finals."
Bishop tallied a score of 282.75 in the finals to walk away with the title in the 50-diver field. She improved on her score of 246.80 in the preliminaries. Campbell also had a nice day on the 1-meter springboard finishing third with a score of 274.Campbell broke her own school she set at the Mountain West Championship last season tallying an impressive score of 249.60 finishing second in the event. Her mark ranks second in the conference this season. Bishop finished fourth on the platform with a career-best mark of 222.85.
"Keely has been diving very well and I know she is capable of winning an event," Popplewell said. "For Kari to have that good of a showing in her second time in the event this season is amazing."
The divers return to action tomorrow at the Air Force Invite with the men's 1-meter springboard and platform dive and the women's 3-meter springboard.