March 10, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. – On Thursday, the Georgia Tech diving team competed in Day One of the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships. Competition was highlighted by an 11th place performance by Brandon Makinson in the 1-meter dive.
Makinson earned a spot in the finals with his 14th place, 303.90 point preliminary performance. In the finals, he moved up three spots to 11th place finishing with a total of 630.40 points.
Also competing in the 1-meter dive for the Yellow Jackets was Chris Khosravi, who just missed the cut for the finals with a 19th place, 289.45 point finish.
On the women’s side of things, Helen Alvey, also finished 14th in the preliminary round with a score of 286.50 in the 3-meter dive, also earned a spot in the finals. Alvey dropped a couple of spots during the finals finishing with a point total of 561.25.
Freshman Ashley Hardy took 31st in her first ever NCAA competition, tallying 242.25 points.
The top-9 men and women at the zone meet will advance to the finals, but the selections will not be made until the end of the three day competition on Saturday.
The Jackets will be back in action on Friday as the men take on the 3-meter dive, while the women switch over to the 1-meter springboard.