Wyoming Divers Compete at BYU Diving Invite

Dec. 2, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Seven members of the University ofWyoming diving team competed at the BYU Diving Invite Friday andSaturday in Provo, Utah.

On the men's side junior Oscar Delgado placed sixth in both the 1-meter(296.5) and 3-meter (462.55) springboard events. Senior ChristianBrienza placed seventh on the 1-meter (252.10) and eight on the 3-meter(399.2) and freshman Tony Gleason placed tenth on the 1-meter (198.8)and ninth on the 3-meter (298.65).

The Cowgirls had a strong showing in the 3-meter event with seniorWendy O'Connell leading the way with a fifth-place finish with a scoreof 402.9. Sophomore Lauren Colaric placed right behind O'Connell insixth with a score of 399.75, freshman Channing Kimball finished seventhwith a score of 385.7 and freshman Katy Byington placed 16th with ascore of 319.4.

The UW women qualified all four divers for the semifinals on the1-meter however none of them made the finals. O'Connell was one placeaway from advancing to the finals with a ninth-place finish in thesemifinals on the 1-meter (208.80).

"I was pretty pleased with the way things went for us," said UW divingcoach Jason Baumann. "I was very happy with our effort and focus. Iwould have liked to see us dive a little more consistently as we movedon from the prelims to the semifinals and finals, but that will comewith time.

"This was a good meet for us to work on some new things which will helpus to get better as the season goes on." Baumann said.