Divers Host ECU Invitational To Open New Season
Oct. 8, 2006
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina diving team opened its season over the weekend by hosting at the ECU Diving Invitational at the Minges Aquatic Center.
The ECU Diving Invitational, unique in form in that divers competed as pairs instead of on their own as in a regular dual meet, featured several North Carolina schools. Peter Bradyhouse and Matt Larson teamed for a 14th place finish on the one-meter board and a 15th place finish on the three-meter board on the men's side.
"This is an exciting meet for us to host" said diving coach Rich MacDonald. "It gives us a chance to start the season off with a challenging meet. I am proud how all the divers dove today. We are still in the developmental part of our season so it is great to see results like today."
A diving "shoot-out" followed the diving competition at ECU, as all divers began competing in the first round and were eliminated through six rounds. Junior Christie Icenhower finished first in the women's "shoot-out," while junior Ryan Hunt placed fifth on the men's side.
Hunt and Icenhower teamed for a fourth place finish on the one-meter and a fifth place finish on the three meter board.
The Pirates' first dual meet will be held on Oct. 14, when the Pirates host Davidson at 12 p.m.