Georgia's Blank Places Ninth On Platform

Jan. 5, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia Diving Invitational and Shootout at Gabrielsen Natatorium concluded on Thursday, highlighted by Ann-Perry Blank's top-10 finish on platform.

Blank posted a total of 219.85 points on tower to come in ninth. Darcie O'Brien placed 16th as she accumulated 181.50 points. Top honors went to Tennessee's Victoria Lamp with 315.05 points.

On the men's side, Owen Blank came in 16th with 285.85 points and Alex Watson placed 19th with 261.05 points. Auburn's John Santeiu won with 397.45 points.

"I saw a lot of positives from our divers this week," Georgia coach Dan Laak said. "This was a great way to start the second semester. We had three days of good competition without the pressure of team scoring. I think we got better across the board, and this will help us as we continue to train toward the championship part of the season."

Georgia's swimmers and divers will return to competition on Saturday at Texas. The meet will start at noon. The women's meet will feature the Nos. 1 (Georgia) and 4 (Texas) teams, while the men's meet will showcase No. 2 (Texas) and No. 9 (Georgia).

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