Top 10-ranked Bulldogs have strong showing at home invitational
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia’s Ann-Perry Blank placed second in the women’s platform as No. 4 Georgia wrapped up action in the Georgia Diving Invitational at Gabrielsen Natatorium on Sunday afternoon.
“It was a great weekend,” Georgia diving coach Dan Laak said. “It’s always good to get the second semester going with a meet. I thought we did a great job all weekend. Anne Perry finished second today and did a great job and Spencer had a great effort this morning, especially after having been under the weather. Overall, I think we performed well and it sets up everything for the rest of the season.”
Blank scored a 264.55 to finish in second place. LSU’s Cassie Weil won the event with 291.70. Auburn’s Cinzia Calabretta placed third with 263.25. Georgia’s Darcie O’Brien finished ninth with 213.85.
On the men’s side, the No. T7 Bulldogs’ Spencer Madanay placed 12th with 279.80. Auburn’s Fraser Mckean and John Santeiu finished first (387.70) and second (366.25), respectively. Devin Burnett of SMU finished third (363.10).
Earlier in the weekend, Ryan and Blank finished first and second, respectively, on the 3-meter springboard. Ryan also finished second on the 1-meter springboard.