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Sophomore Danielle Killeen notched two top 10 finishes at the Trojan Diving Invitational this weekend.
Cal’s duo has five top 10 finishes
LOS ANGELES – The California men’s and women’s swim and dive teams sent two divers to Southern California this weekend for the annual Trojan Diving Invitational hosted by USC. The highlight of the weekend were the men’s five combined top 10 finishes Joshua Thai and woman diver Danielle Killeen.
In the men’s, Thai, a newcomer, has three top-five finishes. On the women’s side, Killeen, a sophomore, recorded two top 10 finishes.
Thai opened the stellar weekend on Friday, finishing fourth in the 1m jump. Thai started the event with a preliminary score of 283.80, placing fourth. In the final he did even better with 305.00. He finished fourth overall with a final score of 588.80.
On Saturday, Thai finished in the top five again, taking third place overall in the 3-meter dash. He opened the event with a preliminary score of 374.85, which saw him advance to the finals in fourth place. The 374.85 is a new personal best at this event. In the final, she finished third overall with a score of 373.2, giving him a total of 748.05.
Thai ended his impressive weekend with a third place finish in the platform competition. He opened the event with a preliminary score of 316.70. In the final he did even better with a score of 326.95 and finished third overall with a final score of 643.65.
For women, Killeen placed ninth and tenthth in a 1 meter jump.
Killeen opened the weekend on Friday in the 3m event. She placed 12th in the heatsth overall with a score of 191.20. In the finals, she finished with a score of 176.70, giving her a total score of 367.90, earning her 13th placeth total.
On Saturday, she entered the platform competition for the first time in her college career. In the preliminary rounds, she finished with an opening score of 158.00, which placed her in 11th placeth. In the finals, she improved her placement and finished with a score of 166.45, giving her a total score of 324.45, placing her in ninth place.
She finished the event with a season-best score of 218.90 in the 1-meter heats. In the finals, she finished with a score of 214.70, giving her a total score of 433.60, earning her 10th placeth.
Both the men and women will return to the pool on Wednesday, November 30 when the two programs compete in the prestigious Minnesota Invitational hosted by Minnesota at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, MN.