Nov. 21, 2008
ATLANTA – Junior Hannah Krimm won the three-meter event on day one of action at the Georgia Tech Diving Invitational held today. Krimm was in fifth-place after prelims, but had a score of 307.10 to win the event by 9.50 points over Florida State’s Katherine Adham. Miami, Alabama and Auburn also competed in the meet.
“Hannah’s come-back was great to see,” Georgia Tech Diving Coach John Ames said. “To be in fifth place after prelims and come back to win says a lot for her character. She was a little shaky early on and wanted to redeem herself after the ACC Championship in the same pool back in February. She settled down and was able to come through.”
Krimm had 270.65 points in prelims, good for fifth place and 31.85 points behind the leader Carrie Dragland from Alabama. Michele Bertolino just missed making finals as she was 10th in prelims with a score of 234.55.
“Michele was right in the mix until her last dive,” Ames said. “Her last dive was new and did not go as well as we would have liked, but overall it was a very solid performance for her.”
On the men’s side, Jacob Tzegaegbe finished ninth with a score of 266.70 on the one-meter springboard, just missing the last spot in the finals by 10.05 points. David Springfels, meanwhile, was 11th with a score of 242.25.
“The men keep getting better,” Ames said. “Both Jacob and David are fairly new to this level of competition, but continue to make huge strides each time out. For Jacob to be on the cusp of advancing to finals is big for us.”
Terry Horner from Florida State edged out Kelly Marx from Auburn, 337.15-333.45, to win the event.
The Georgia Tech Diving Invitational continues through Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. On Saturday, the women’s one-meter and men’s three-meter events will be held while the platform events take place on Sunday. Action gets underway at Noon Saturday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday.