Nov. 22, 2009
The Arizona State diving team concluded a successful weekend at the Wildcat Diving Invitational with a Sun Devil taking first on both the men and women's 10-meter platform. 2008 Olympians Elina Eggers and Riley McCormick proved they live up to the hype as they each earned wins on the tower.
Eggers, who was a finalist on the 10-meter at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, dominated the tower to win by almost 50 points. Eggers scored 284.50 points to easily take first. The score surpassed the NCAA standard by 20 over points and has now qualified for the NCAA Zone E Championships in all four events. ,
Like Eggers, McCormick handily won the platform. The Canadian freshman was victorious by over 60 points as he scored 404.20 to secure a victory and an NCAA "A" standard.
Freshman Ciara Gellar, a former Level 10 gymnast, finished fourth with 227.60 points, good enough for an NCAA consideration score. Chris Pasanella placed ninth on the tower with 224.50 points.
The diving team will head to coach Mark Bradshaw's alma mater next week at the Ohio State Invitational.