Feb. 13, 2010
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Freshman diver Jenny Chiang took the top spot in the 3-meter diving final Saturday at Trees Pool, holding off 1-meter diving champion, Louisville’s Hannah Gadd, winning by a margin of 12.7 points. Her win wrapped up a stellar weekend of diving efforts for the Irish at the 2010 BIG EAST Championships.
Natalie Stitt held the lead after the trials with a mark of 299.10. Gadd anchored second at 285.70 while Heidi Grossman came in third with a score of 276.65. Chiang found herself in fifth after qualifying at 259.60.
It was in the finals where Chiang shined, improving her score by over 50 points to finish with a mark of 313.35. Gadd, Stitt and Grossman finished second, third and fourth respectively, while Louisville’s Kayla Purkiser rounded out the top five.