Trudeau Headed to 1-Meter Finals

Feb. 12, 2011

By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Junior Gabrielle Trudeau qualified for tonight's finals in the 1-meter diving completion as she led the Lady Vol divers during Saturday morning prelims at the 2011 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Trudeau finished fifth in the event with a score of 286.60. Taryn Zach of South Carolina will head into tonight's finals with the highest prelim score of 309.50.

On the season, the 1-meter has been Trudeau's strong point as the Montreal, Canada, native has won the event in the last three dual-meets and at the Tennessee Invitational.

The top eight divers from the prelims advanced to tonight's finals session at 5 p.m.

Sophomore Skye Sanders and senior Jill Pierce also competed for the Big Orange on day two of the championships.

Sanders finished the event with a score of 221.80 to claim 22nd, while Pierce was one spot behind in 23rd with a tally of 220.75.

Live video of the 1-meter finals can be seen at





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