Cyclones leave UGA Invite with top-10 finish

Rachel Given

The ISU divers went south for the last week of Winter Break to compete in the Georgia-Athens Diving Invite.

The teams focused on one board each day, following a championship-style format.

In the first day, the Cyclones placed two of three divers close to the top of the list on 1-meter board. Junior Julie Dickinson tied for second-highest degree of difficulty in her dives at 14.80 in the days competition.

Dickinson lead the Cyclones on the 1-meter, taking 21st place with a score of 234.75 points. Senior Elyse Brouillette placed close behind at 28th with a score of 224.85. Junior Becky Stochl, competing for the second time this season, scored 169.00 points.

In the second day, Dickinson lead the team again on 3-meter boards. She scored 258.00 points and took 14th place. She was just two spots away from qualifying for finals. Brouillette finished 27th with a score of 237.10. 

On the last day, Brouillette exploded on platform. She earned 215.35 points, just 4.5 points shy of her current season-best, and took ninth place. Brouillette now has three top-10 finishes in three events. Dickinson scored 172.30 points and placed 27th.

The Cyclones will be home for their next competition on a busy weekend. Iowa State will host Illinois on Jan. 15 at 4 p.m., and Washington-St. Louis on Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. Both meets will be at Beyer Hall.