Nov. 30, 2012
Friday Results: PDF
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Highlighted by a victory for Michelle Cabassol in the women's 3-meter competition, five Purdue divers scored by placing among the top eight in the finals of the springboard events contested Friday on the opening day of the Ohio State Invitational.
Cabassol won the 3-meter competition with a Purdue season-best score of 346.70 for her third event victory of the season. MacKenzie Tweardy placed third and Maddie Miskulin fourth to give the Boiler women three of the top four finishers. Purdue's 51 team points were tops in the diving only scoring after the opening night.
Layne Rogers and Jamie Bissett also qualified for the finals in the men's 1-meter. Rogers took fourth and Bissett placed sixth.
Cabassol was third in the afternoon preliminaries but improved on her score by nearly 30 points in the finals to win the event by 22 points. Tweardy also improved on her prelim scoring, posting a personal season-best mark (313.05) in the finals. Tweardy qualified seventh among the top eight that advanced.
Rogers was the eighth and final qualifier to advance to the finals. He improved on his prelim score by eight points to finish four places higher in the evening competition. Bissett was third in the prelims but scored 20 points fewer in the finals to settle for sixth.
Twenty-four men and 19 women competed in the springboard events Friday.
The three-day Ohio State Invitational continues Friday with the men's 3-meter and women's 1-meter. Prelims are set for 1 p.m. and the finals 7 p.m. Mary Beth Dunnichay and Casey Matthews are expected to compete for the Boilers along with the rest of their teammates.
Purdue Competitors & Notables
Z -- NCAA Zone Qualifying Score
* -- New Purdue Season-Best Score
^ -- New Personal Season-Best Score
Michelle Cabassol, 346.70* (Z) - Event Winner (20 Points)
MacKenzie Tweardy, 313.05^ (Z) - Finished 3rd (16 Points)
Maddie Miskulin, 304.50 (Z, Prelim Score) - Finished 4th (15 Points)
Layne Rogers, 328.75 (Z) - Finished 4th (15 Points)
Jamie Bissett, 336.60 (Z, Prelim Score) - Finished 6th (13 Points)
Nate Cox, 309.50 (Z) - Finished 10th in Prelims
Alec Back, 296.45 - Finished 12th in Prelims
Sean Mokhtari, 253.65 - Finished 20th in Prelims
Diving Only Team Scores
Ohio State, 30
Ohio State, 30