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Utah Diving Heads to Air Force Invitational

Caleb Herrick was awarded Pac-12 Diver of the Month for December

Caleb Herrick was awarded Pac-12 Diver of the Month for December

Jan. 23, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah diving team looks to continue its dominance on the boards heading into the Air Force Diving Invitational this weekend. The meet will take place Friday and Saturday at Cadet Natatorium in Colorado Springs where the Utes will compete against a combined 13 schools.


“This meet gives us a great opportunity to prepare for Pac-12’s and for the NCAA Zone meet, which will also be held at Air Force,” Utah head diving coach Richard Marschner said. “I'm looking forward to seeing how our team responds to diving in an invite-type format with so many other competitors. I expect a good showing from us.”

The Ute men will face divers from Air Force, BYU, Colorado College, Denver, UNLV and Wyoming, while the Utah women will take on Air Force, Boise State, BYU, UCLA, Colorado College, CSU, Idaho, UNLV, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, San Diego State and Wyoming.

The Utah Diving Team

Due to an injury season-ending injury sustained by teammate Jasmine Matkovic, Kersten Merry – a redshirt sophomore - is the only female competing on the boards for Utah in 2012-13.

Josiah Purss joins the Utes’ roster this semester and will compete for the Utes for the remainder of their 2013 campaign. He joins seniors Brandon Stoppelmoor and Nelson Foo, junior Caleb Herrick and sophomore Jacob Crayne.



Utah boasts both December Pac-12 Diver of the Month winners, Merry and Herrick, who became the first Utes to ever win the award.

Last Time Out

Utah controlled the boards on Friday as a Ute topped every diving event. Merry grabbed a win in both of the women’s events, scoring a personal-best 298.57 on the 3-meter and earning 301.12 points in the 1-meter.

On the men’s side, the Utes took each of the top five spots in both events.

Stoppelmoor led the way in the 1-meter (324.30) with Herrick in second (308.77) and Foo in third (301.42). Purss took fourth (301.42) and Crayne was fifth (297.52).

Purss came out on top in the 3-meter with 387.15 points. Herrick earned another runner-up spot (327.82) with Foo in third. Stoppelmoor was fourth (309.45) and Crayne was fifth (284.92).

Next Time Out

With a quick turnaround, Utah Men’s Swimming and Diving returns to Cadet Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. MT.

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