BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo women's swimming & diving team is gearing up for a packed weekend of action, as the diving team is set to host the UB Diving Invite while the swimmers head down to Pittsburgh, Pa. as they square off against Duquesne in their fourth dual meet of the season.
This weekend (Jan. 11th-13th), the UB diving team will host Canisius, St. Bonaventure, Niagara, Ohio, Toledo and Colgate in the UB Diving Invite held at Alumni Arena Natatorium. Warm ups will take place at 9 a.m. each day of competition, followed by prelims at 11 a.m. and finals immediately after. For those looking to follow along, results will be shown here, with live results being shown immediately ensuing the start of the event.
In the diving well, look for freshman Jae Sarkis to continue the success had to start off the campaign, as the young diver placed first with an impressive score of 284.65 in the 3-meter dive at the zippy invite her last time out. Sarkis also shattered a pool record at Cleveland St. earlier in the season, claiming a career-best score of 316.70 in the 3-meter dive event, over 38 points ahead of the next scored diver in the heat.
Junior diver Olivia Gosselin will also look to impress for Buffalo, as she claimed first place in the 1-meter dive in the Bulls' dual meet against Akron earlier this season with a score of 268.50. Goesslin's other victory in the 1-meter dive event came against Cornell in the first dual meet of the season, as she scored a 254.10.
As the diving team battles here at Alumni Arena, the University at Buffalo women's swimming team will head down for a dual meet against the Dukes of Duquesne on Friday, January 11th.
The Dukes, who are 5-3 in dual meets this season, are coming off of an impressive performance at the FIU Sprint Invite last weekend that saw them claim second place out of a field of 12 teams.
For the Bulls, look for sophomore Brittney Beetcher to continue her impressive run so far in 2019, as the long distance specialist claimed MAC Swimmer of the Week honors after her performance at the FGCU duals last weekend, claiming victory in the 1000-yard and 500-yard freestyle events.
Junior Katelyn Burns also had a good day in the pool for Buffalo, swimming to victory in the 100-yard and 50-yard freestyle events.
The meet gets underway at 4:00 p.m, and will be broadcast on ESPN + here.
Looking ahead, the Bulls will head to Ypsilanti, Mich. next weekend, as they return to MAC play for a dual meet against the Eagles.