Feb. 3, 2007
Tennessee managed to score on the 3-meter boards Saturday but finished the second consecutive day of the SEC Diving Championships without a diver qualifying for finals.
"Certainly we would have liked to see one or two divers make the finals," UT diving Coach Dave Parrington said.
Freshman Michael Muscari capped off the day as the highest and only Volunteer team-scorer at the meet. Muscari scored 300.95, finished 11th and contributed six points to the SEC team effort. Rincon scored 274.70 and finished 16th, while Davis scored 195 and placed 21st.
"Muscari definitely competed, fought and scrapped well today," Parrington said. "He was consistent but lacked in form. However, his form has been a work in progress. I am very pleased with his spirit and fight. On the negative side, I had higher expectations for Rincon. He had a couple of dives where he just plainly struggled which he cannot do in a very tough field of SEC divers. We've got to turn him around for the platform competition tomorrow. We look for him to step up and make the finals. Davis fought valiantly, and hopefully we can get more out of him tomorrow."
Vols head into the last day of competition tomorrow on the platform. Preliminaries begin at 1 p.m. and finals follow at 3:30.