Diving competes at Minnesota Diving Invitational

The Hawkeyes competed in their first big tournament style meet of the season.


The Daily Iowan; Photo by Ben Sm

A member of the Iowa women’s diving team prepares on the board during the Senior Day meet between Iowa and Minnesota at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. The Iowa men’s swimming team beat the 21st ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers 168-132. (Ben Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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The Iowa diving teams competed in the Minnesota Diving Invitational over the weekend alongside some tough Big Ten competition.

The invitational was set up like some of the major meets to come later in the season, with preliminary and final rounds for one event each day.

On Nov. 9, the Hawkeye women started off on the 1-meter. Freshman Jayah Mathews came in second with a score of 282.80, and sophomore Thelma Strandberg and senior Morgan Rafferty came in seventh and eighth.

The men began their competition on the 3-meter. Freshman Anton Hoherz finished fourth with a score of 364.00.

Nov. 10 held the women’s 3-meter competition, while the men were on the 1-meter.

Mathews finished sixth on the women’s side with a score of 297.45. Her preliminary score of 282.90 was the fifth-best. Standberg finished in 13th place with s 246.20.

For the men, senior Matt Mauser placed 15th during preliminaries with a score of 259.50. Hoherz placed 16th with a 254.55.

On the final day of competition, both the men and the women performed platform diving, a first for the Hawkeyes this season.

Hoherz (295.95) and freshman Jonatan Poslingua (294.55) led the Hawkeye men, finishing 11th and 12th.

Strandberg, the Iowa women’s lone platform diver, placed 12th with a score of 196.15.

The Iowa swimming and diving teams now have two weeks off. Its next meet is the Minnesota Jean Freeman Invitational from Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

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