Divers Open Strong at Wyoming Diving Invite

Oct. 11, 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming diving teams opened the season strong at the first-annual Wyoming Diving Invite in Corbett Pool on Friday evening. UW won all four events on the night with senior Derek Campbell winning the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard board events on the men's side and junior Holly Heussner and Amanda Fay winning events on the women's side. The Cowgirls lead Northern Colorado in the team standings 164-135.

"Our hard work is paying off and I think the kids that have bought into the program," UW diving coach Yahya Radman said. "We had a great crowd tonight and meets like this show that Laramie is a great town for swimming and diving."

Heussner got the Cowgirls off to a strong start winning the 1-meter springboard with a career-best score of 238.73 in her first event win at Wyoming. Fay followed in second with a tally of 237.83. Newcomers Kari Campbell and Lauren Puglisi rounded out the top-five, as Campbell finished at 214.28 and Puglisi finished with a 193.88. Fay earned the win in the 3-meter springboard with an impressive season-opening tally of 255.38. Campbell finished fourth at 196.28 rounding out an impressive evening for the Cowgirls.

In the men's events, Campbell reigned supreme over freshman Jacob Rehmeier. Campbell posted an impressive 284.51 in the 1-meter springboard and 283.58 in the 3-meter springboard. Rehmeier finished at 183 in the 3-meter springboard and 180.38 in the 1-meter springboard in his first meet as a Cowboy.

"It was great to host an event and have great effort from our kids," Radman said. "We have been working hard getting ready for the season and volunteer assistant Chelsea Oates has been a big part of helping this team buy into what we are doing."

The Wyoming Invite will wrap up on Saturday morning with a special synchronized diving event at 9 a.m. MT.