Nov. 24, 2002
Minneapolis, Minn. -- On the last day of competition, Jake Dorsey dove to a fifth-place finish on the platform event at the Minnesota Diving Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.
"Jake Dorsey was the only Vol competing today and he did and awesome job," head diving coach Dave Parrington said. "It was the most consistent he has ever been been on platform."
Dorsey, a senior captain from Champaign, Ill, scored a career high 477.75 points. His score also earned him the right to compete at the NCAA zone "B" qualifying meet in Auburn, Ala. If Dorsey scores well at the qualifying he will earn a chance to dive at the 2003 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.
For the weekend, Phillip Jones took top honors on the one-meter springboard and placed second on the three-meter. Dorsey finished with a 10th-place finish on the three-meter, eighth-place on the one-meter and grabbed fifth-place on the 10-meter platform. Freshman John Venditti placed 11th on the three-meter and ninth on the one-meter.
"We did a good job competing in this type of competition," Parrington said. "I will use the observations I made and preapre us for our future championship meets."
Tennessee divers hit the springboards next Jan. 3-5, 2003 at the Georgia Diving Invitational in Athens, Ga.