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Greenwood Leads Cal Poly Divers on Day 2 of Invitational at UCLA

Greenwood Leads Cal Poly Divers on Day 2 of Invitational at UCLA


LOS ANGELES – Competing in a 43-diver field, Cal Poly's Grace Greenwood advanced to the finals of the women's 3-meter event at the Bruin Diving Invitational on Saturday afternoon, and Paul Fischetti also represented the Mustangs in the men's 1-meter championship rounds.

To highlight the middle of the three-day meet at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center, Greenwood scored a 228.35 in the prelims to edge Fresno State sophomore Lacie Ruth (224.80) for a spot on the championship board.

In the finals, Greenwood compiled a score of 223.65 to conclude with a 12-dive, 18th-place total of 452.

"She dove a very consistent meet overall," Mustang diving coach Erica Stricker said of the junior who was an All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honoree a year ago.

Also for Cal Poly, senior Sami McIntyre scored a 201.30, followed by senior teammates Meaghan O'Meara (183.60) and Jean Bonsall (150.80), and junior Olivia Salvatore-King (139.35).

The quintet "performed their new dives very well, and they dove with more confidence than yesterday," Stricker added.

For the second time in as many days, the field was paced by USC junior and 2008 U.S. Olympian Haley Ishimatsu (630.95).

Fischetti finished 11th. He posted a 225.45 in the prelims before bettering his performance with a 231.85 in the finals for a total of 457.30.

"As a freshman, Paul has shown great improvement and potential for more difficult dives," Stricker said. "The men's field was stacked with divers from top Division I schools."

Utah sophomore Jacob Crayne won by totaling a 718.

The nine-team invitational will wrap up Sunday with the platform prelims beginning at 9:30 a.m.