Three Compete in Finals on Day One
AUBURN, ALA. – Three Florida State divers competed in finals at the Auburn Diving Invite on Saturday, which featured some of the top athletes in Zone B. Freshman Molly Carlson placed third in the women’s 3-meter while senior Dylan Grisell and junior Tyler Roberge were in the top eight on men’s 1-meter.
“I thought we did some good things today,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “This meet has some of the best talent in our zone and I think we were solid today. We’re eager to get back out there tomorrow.”
Roberge entered the final round in sixth place (318.25), while Grisell was eighth (301.00).
In finals, Grisell was solid throughout his six dives, scoring above 50 points on three, producing his highest on his fifth, which was a reverse 2 ½ somersault tuck for 7.0’s tallying 64.50. The Toronto, Ont. native improved his score to 312.70, moving up to sixth place.
Roberge scored over 57 points on three of his dives in the final round, finishing just behind Grisell in seventh with a total of 303.95.
In women’s 3-meter, freshman Molly Carlson qualified for finals in fourth place with a score of 305.75. During the final round, Carlson improved her score by almost 30 points, moving up to third after putting up score of 334.25.
Junior Blaire Mulka (264.70) and sophomore Cassidy Gebhart (261.90) finished in 12th and 13th respectively in prelims to advance to the consolation heat. Junior Caroline Gerhardt placed 17th in the morning with a score of 251.05, however she was granted the opportunity to compete with her teammates in the consolation heat.
In finals, Mulka improved to 10th place with a score of 265.05, while Gerhardt climbed to 13th with a tally of 257.75. Gebhardt finished in 16th at 243.60.
Freshman Eden Hessinger was 21st in prelims at 174.60.
Sunday’s event will include men’s 3-meter and women’s 1-meter. Live results will be available on divemeets.com. For more information, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.