PITTSBURGH – The Pitt diving team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 17-Nov. 19, for the Ohio State Fall Invitational. The Panthers will compete against 13 teams during the mid-conference meet, including Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, UCLA and Notre Dame.
The finals will be streamed live each day on B1G+. The morning preliminary events will not be streamed. Each Pitt diver will be scored individually.
The Pitt diving program participates in the Ohio State Fall Invitational for the second consecutive year. The Panthers are coming off a successful meet that saw two divers earn conference recognition. Dylan Reed and Jess Vega both earned ACC Diver of the Week honors after both qualifying for the NCAA Diving Zones in the 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform events.
Last year at the Ohio State Fall Invitational, the Panthers had at least two divers finish in the Top 20 of each diving event. The men’s team finished in sixth place overall with 1,219 points, just shy of SEC powerhouse, Kentucky, by three points, while the women tallied 834 points and finished seventh.
Senior Meredith Gould and junior Emma Gravgaard are the two returners on the women’s side. Last year, Gould finished 23rd in the 1-meter, 33rd in the 3-meter (202.60) and 16th in the platform (204.65). Gravgaard finished 31st in the 1-meter (214.45), 30th in the 3-meter (220.80) and 15th in the platform (205.20).
The Panthers had four finishes in the Top 30 during the men’s 1-meter event last year: Reed (15th, 284.30); Cameron Cash (17th, 245.80); Josh Parquet (23rd, 236.00); and Jackson Salisbury (27th, 221.40). Cash (11th307.55) and Reed (15th298.90) both picked up Top 15 finishes in the platform while Reed placed 13th overall in the 3-meter (323.45).