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Moss Farm divers dominate UGA meet

January 4, 2003-- updated January 5, 2003

ATHENS, Ga. - Moss Farms and University of Alabama diver Lane Bassham and Auburn's Matt Bricker picked up individual event victories on the second day of the 2003 Georgia Diving Invitational at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens. Georgia's Todd Avery finished sixth in the men's 3-meter final.

Bassham, who is the older sister of Georgia diver Brooke Bassham, won the women's 1-meter event with an overall score of 555.10. Ashley Rubenstein from Auburn finished second with a score of 541.40, followed by Moultrie's Lauren McCalley of Tennessee, who was the leader heading into the finals. Brooke Bassham just missed the finals by finishing 14th with a score of 232.25 at the end of prelims.

On Friday,  Moss Farms product Clayton Moss, who dives for the University of Kentucky won the men's one-meter competition.  LSU's Jessica Wantz won the women's three-meter competition with Alabama's Lane Bassham finishing second.  Lauren McCalley finished sixth for U-T and Brooke Bassham of Georgia was seventh.

Bricker was in third place heading into the evening finals and amassed an overall score of 597.35 to win the 3-meter championship. Tennessee's Phillip Jones took second with a score of 594.75, followed by Andy Bradley from South Carolina in third. Avery's overall score of 512.70
earned the Bulldog sixth place. Georgia's Kris Daugherty was in 11th place heading into his set of voluntary dives, but fell to 13th with a score of 173.80. He was just more than eight points away from reaching the 3-meter finals.

In what could be considered a preview to the Southeastern Conference championship, eight of the nine conference schools that sponsor swimming and diving are participating in the invitational, and 11 of the top 12 finishers on the women's 1-meter and 10 of the top 12 divers on the men's 3-meter were SEC divers.

This year's invitational once again featured the "Bulldog Shootout," which has become a fan favorite. The  "Bulldog Shootout" involves the top-six finishers from the 1-meter competition. Each diver performs one dive in Round 1, and the diver with the lowest score is eliminated. The same procedure takes place through five rounds, and the final diver remaining is the shootout champion.

In an all-Tennessee final, Sanger hit her final dive and received a score of 52.50 to top McCalley to win the 1-meter Bulldog Shootout. McCalley scored 46.80 in the final round to finish second. Lane Bassham, who won the 1-meter competition earlier in the day finished third.

The Georgia Diving Invitational will conclude Sunday with the men's and women's platform competition beginning at 11 a.m.


Women's 1-Meter Final Results
Diver Prelim Score Final Score
1. Lane Bassham, Alabama 273.20 555.10
2. Ashley Rubenstein, Auburn 263.50 541.40
3. Lauren McCalley, Tennessee 280.20 538.55
4. Jamie Sanger, Tennessee 255.60 516.80
5. Jessica Thompson, Kentucky 250.30 516.75
6. Lauren King, South Carolina 270.50 514.30
7. Jessica Rainier, Florida 246.20 508.60
8. Allison Brennan, South Carolina 238.85 504.50
9. Tracey Richardson, South Carolina 243.55 498.70
10. Katherine Bortenlanger, Alabama 249.30 498.55
11. Lisa Silvestri, Penn State 245.60 483.80
12. Kristen Conner, Florida 238.60 478.75
13. Nicole Bolt, Florida 238.60 (scratched after prelims)
14. Brooke Bassham, Georgia 232.25
15. Kelli Frost, Kentucky 231.60
16. Jessica Wantz, LSU 229.15
17. Barb Gorst, LSU 228.95
18. Kelsey Patterson, Auburn 227.70
19. Ashley Showalter, Tennessee 225.30
20. Michelle Brown, Kentucky 223.40
21. Kate Allery, UMass 221.20
22. Kylee Wells, Tennessee 220.25
23. Hillary Nichols, Iowa State 219.30
24. Rachel Korth, Auburn 217.70
25. Alison Riccobono, Penn State 213.10
26. Crystal Rasmussen, Alabama 204.20
27. Katie Prior, Virginia 203.20
28. Katie Herman, Iowa State 201.20
29. Corey Pagnotta, Penn State 198.85
30. Shastin Leathers, Clemson 197.05
31. Stacy Binyon, Tennessee 192.10
32. Cristina Curtuneanv, Clemson 191.20
33. Maggie O'Brien, Penn State 189.70
34. Evamarie Guerrieri, Drexel 189.60
35. Maureen McGinty, Florida 187.15
36. Jess Watcke, Clemson 187.85
37. Alicia Adsit, Iowa State 187.00
38. Alison Sharp, Virginia 184.55
39. Gail Olsen, Iowa State 182.20
40. Kara Boate, Drexel 182.05
41. Megan Flaws, Iowa State 167.65
42. Amy Tolley, South Carolina 166.15
43. Kalyn Knopf, UMass 163.95
44. Lainee Patterson, Alabama 150.15
45. Laura Trkovsky, Georgia 137.30

Men's 3-Meter Final Results
Diver Prelim Score Semifinal Score Final Score
 (optionals) (voluntaries)
1. Matt Bricker, Auburn 309.60 219.20 597.35
2. Phillip Jones, Tennessee 340.45 199.15 594.75
3. Andy Bradley, South Carolina 301.10 194.80 565.00
4. Anthony Perry, Drexel 284.80 193.95 517.65
5. Clayton Moss, Kentucky 346.20 186.70 517.05
6. Todd Avery, Georgia 320.55 179.55 512.70
7. Caesar Garcia, Auburn 279.50 206.40 502.60
8. Kyle van Arsdall, LSU 294.60 189.80 502.00
9. Zach Wilcox, Florida 334.85 185.60 495.70
10. Stewart Smith, Alabama 310.45 181.20 495.50
11. Marc Gastaldo, Penn State 305.15 168.65 492.45
12. Jake Dorsey, Tennessee 303.05 168.50 475.45
13. Kris Daugherty, Georgia 289.30 173.80 (463.10)
14. Dean Emmerton, South Carolina 245.10 186.90 (432.00)
15. Chris Comfort, Florida 252.60 178.85 (431.45)
16. Craig Thomas, Clemson 260.30 168.35 (428.65)
17. Andrew Barber, Virginia 248.25 162.50 (410.75)
18. John Venditti, Tennessee 249.90 159.00 (408.90)
19. Pete Amstutz, Virginia 235.30 164.55 (399.85)
20. J.R. Hillis, Alabama 230.10 167.40 (397.50)
21. Marsh Lindley, Clemson 241.65 144.30 (385.95)
22. Logan Alomar, UMass 237.00 136.65 (373.65)
23. Steve Roustle, Drexel 229.90 136.75 (366.65)
24. Ben Hopkins, Amherst 220.65 133.95 (354.60)
25. Jonathan Folds, Clemson 222.35 (scratched after optionals)
26. Brandon Doane, UMass 193.25
27. Nathan Spice, Clemson 191.20
28. Ian Balman, South Carolina 184.85
29. Eric Kelley, Virginia 182.10
30. Eric Shulick, Clemson 175.60
31. Chris Millian, Auburn 155.50

Women's 1-Meter "Bulldog Shootout"
Diver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
1. Jamie Sanger, Tennessee 58.80 49.20 52.90 54.00 52.50
2. Lauren McCalley, Tennessee 54.00 52.80 55.20 58.50 46.80
3. Lane Bassham, Alabama 50.00 54.00 52.00 51.60
4. Lauren King, South Carolina 55.20 54.00 37.95
5. Ashley Rubenstein, Auburn 51.60 46.80
6. Jessica Thompson, Kentucky 46.8

Men's 1-Meter Final Results
Diver Prelim Score Final Score
1. Clayton Moss, Kentucky 322.55 666.25
2. Phillip Jones, Tennessee 314.50 654.35
3. Andy Bradley, South Carolina 305.50 640.75
4. Stewart Smith, Alabama 333.15 635.50
5. Caesar Garcia, Auburn 318.10 632.75
6. Kris Daugherty, Georgia 314.10 624.60
7. Zach Wilcox, Florida 279.20 622.05
8. Jake Dorsey, Tennessee 302.70 612.40
9. Matt Bricker, Auburn 303.70 588.40
10. Craig Thomas, Clemson 298.35 584.00
11. Kyle van Arsdall, LSU 271.35 536.85
12. Eric Shulick, Clemson 268.50 490.95
13. Dean Emmerton, South Carolina 263.50
14. Marc Gastaldo, Penn State 252.35
15. Anthony Perry, Drexel 249.80
16. John Venditti, Tennessee 248.10
17. Mike Alderman, Penn State 248.05
18. Chris Comfort, Florida 245.50
19. Todd Avery, Georgia 242.80
20. Ben Hopkins, Amherst 238.05
21. Jonathon Folds, Clemson 223.90
22. Pete Amstutz, Virginia 223.55
23. Brandon Doane, UMass 222.20
24. Chris Millian, Auburn 218.15
25. Ian Balman, South Carolina 217.00
26. J. R. Hillis, Alabama 209.35
27. Marsh Lindsey, Clemson 207.90
28. Logan Alomar, UMass 206.75
29. Nathan Spice, Clemson 206.00
30. Andrew Barber, Virginia 203.15
31. Eric Kelley, Virginia 200.55
32. Steve Roustle, Drexel 196.25
33. Adam Pierce, Penn State 170.15

Women's 3-Meter Final Results
Diver Prelim Score Semifinal Score Final Score
1. Jessica Wantz, LSU 292.20 200.45 535.35
2. Lane Bassham, Alabama 274.05 195.45 504.60
3. Tracey Richardson, South Carolina 308.55 202.30 500.35
4. Jamie Sanger, Tennessee 295.70 189.00 499.80
5. Lauren King, South Carolina 302.95 199.00 490.95
6. Lauren McCalley, Tennessee 280.80 195.50 480.40
7. Brooke Bassham, Georgia 265.90 185.95 479.60
8. Katherine Bortenlanger, Alabama 273.90 186.15 471.75
9. Allison Brennan, South Carolina 261.55 192.80 453.40
10. Nicole Bolt, Florida 301.95 175.80 446.15
11. Ashley Rubenstein, Auburn 281.70 184.85 442.50
12. Kristen Conner, Florida 288.20 170.00 433.95
13. Jessica Thompson, Kentucky 266.20 185.00 (451.20)
14. Barb Gorst, LSU 266.25 182.50 (448.75)
15. Lisa Silvestri, Penn State 251.30 182.95 (434.25)
16. Alison Sharp, Virginia 251.95 181.30 (433.25)
17. Jessica Rainier, Florida 257.25 168.90 (426.15)
18. Crystal Rasmussen, Alabama 241.85 178.85 (420.70)
19. Kelli Frost, Kentucky 238.05 179.45 (417.50)
20. Kylee Wells, Tennessee 235.75 178.40 (414.15)
21. Alison Riccobono, Penn State 226.40 177.35 (403.75)
22. Ashley Showalter, Tennessee 226.90 176.65 (403.55)
23. Corey Pagnotta, Penn State 237.70 161.60 (399.30)
24. Katie Herman, Iowa State 223.90 141.15 (365.05)
25. Michelle Brown, Kentucky 223.00
26. Kelsey Patterson, Auburn 217.25
27. Gail Olson, Iowa State 214.95
28. Kate Allery, UMass 214.70
29. Kara Boate, Drexel 213.65
30. Katie Prior, Virginia 205.60
31. Hillary Nichols, Iowa State 203.20
32. Rachel Korth, Auburn 201.95
33. Stacy Binyon, Tennessee 196.70
34. Shastin Leathers, Clemson 193.65
35. Alicia Adsit, Iowa State 190.00
36. Jess Watcke, Clemson 183.85
37. Maggie O'Brien, Penn State 182.10
38. Megan Flaws, Iowa State 174.45
39. Amy Tolley, South Carolina 173.25
40. Maureen McGinty, Florida 166.95
41. Lainee Patterson, Alabama 147.95
42. Cristina Curtuneanv, Clemson 136.75
43. Kalyn Knopf, UMass 135.25

Men's 1-Meter "Bulldog Shootout"
Diver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
1. Andy Bradley, South Carolina 60.45 60.00 55.50 54.00 57.00
2. Kris Daugherty, Georgia 59.80 61.50 54.00 52.80 49.50
3. Caesar Garcia, Auburn 62.40 55.50 52.80 46.50
4. Clayton Moss, Kentucky 73.50 53.30 52.50
5. Stewart Smith, Alabama 67.50 46.50
6. Phillip Jones, Tennessee 57.20

Men's Platform Final Results
Diver Final Score
1. Caesar Garcia, Auburn 552.55
2. Clayton Moss, Kentucky 542.75
3. Kyle Van Arsdall, LSU 456.85
4. Todd Avery, Georgia 439.55
5. Stewart Smith, Alabama 435.10
6. Kris Daugherty, Georgia 426.90
7. Zach Wilcox, Florida 403.60
8. Jake Dorsey, Tennessee 393.90
9. Chris Comfort, Florida 393.75
10. Craig Thomas, Clemson 393.70
11. J.R. Hillis, Alabama 367.55
12. Chris Millican, Auburn 334.00

Women's Platform Final Results
Diver Final Score
1. Barb Gorst, LSU 407.45
2. Kylee Wells, Tennessee 404.05
3. Katherine Bortenlanger, Alabama 382.95
4. Michelle Brown, Kentucky 378.35
5. Stacy Binyon, Tennessee 365.95
6. Maureen McGinty, Florida 362.15
7. Ashley Rubenstein, Auburn 359.40
8. Crystal Rasmussen, Alabama 349.40
9. Kelli Frost, Kentucky 344.70
10. Jessica Thompson, Kentucky 338.40
11. Rachel Korth, Auburn 334.90
12. Katie Herman, Iowa State 303.45
13. Hillary Nichols, Iowa State 300.40
14. Cristina Curtuneanv, Clemson 289.30
15. Alicia Adsit, Iowa State 284.25
16. Gail Olson, Iowa State 264.60
17. Megan Flaws, Iowa State 243.15