Feb. 14, 2010
Men's Diving Results Women's Diving Results
Pittsburgh, Pa. -
The men's and women’s diving teams competed in the BIG EAST Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa. this past weekend on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
In the women’s 1m diving trials on Friday, February 12, freshman Amie Fracker (Trumbull, Conn.) came away with a score of 189.60, good enough for 26th out of 33 competitors. Fellow freshman Allie Black (Mystic, Conn.) came in two spots behind Fracker, with a score of 176.60. Unfortunately, neither score was good enough to make it to the next round of diving, as only the top-16 finishers move on.
On the men’s side, the lone PC representative in the 1m diving event, freshman Ben Kardian (Valhalla, N.Y) placed 19th with a score of 199.45. Kardian missed the cut for the consolation round by a mere eight points.
Although the Friars missed this year’s 1m diving finals, their performances make the years to come very promising.
Kardian was outstanding in his rookie year, finishing the regular season with six first place finishes, tops amongst the Friars. Kardian averaged a score of 240.51 in the 1m diving events during the season. His lowest score of the season (213.53) came against Lehigh on October 17, 2009, in his first collegiate meet. Kardian posted an impressive top score of 287.85 in a triumph against Syracuse and Maine on January 16, 2010.
Fracker and Black have placed one-two five times during the season including an impressive showing against Holy Cross on January 30, 2010, in which Fracker finished first (238.04) and Black finished second (230.32). On January 16, 2010, Fracker had a 1m dive that scored her 264.60 points in a meet against Syracuse and Maine. The score was good enough for first place.