Ohio State Diving Update
Ohio State divers with head coach Justin Sochor
Nov. 27, 2013
First-year diving head coach Justin Sochor and the Ohio State divers are off to a promising start this season. Following last weekend’s Ohio State Swimming and Diving Invitational, the Buckeyes will be idle from competition until January. Below are some of the highlights from the first half of the season:
Junior Stephen Ettienne led the Scarlet and Gray, posting a runner-up performance in the 3-meter dive and a third-place finish in the 1-meter dive. Junior Taylor Ford had an impressive opener to begin her junior year, claiming two runner-up honors in the 1-meter and 3-meter events, respectively. She was just 0.07 points off first place in the 3-meter event with a total score of 287.63, while collecting a total of 269.03 in the 3-meter event.
Senior Christian Holstein claimed the 1-meter event with a 356.40, while Ettienne posted a 410.03 for first on the 3-meter dive. Ford claimed the 3-meter event with a score of 290.05, as well as the 1-meter event with a 297.53.
VS. CLEVELAND STATE, VIRGINIA TECH, DENISON
Holstein took first place in the 3-meter dive (382.20) while Ettienne was third (343.10). Ford placed fourth on the 3-meter apparatus with 277.10 points.
VS. PURDUE, IOWA, NORTHWESTERN
Ettienne was second in the 1-meter dive (332.10) and Holstein was fourth in the 3-meter dive (357.45).
OHIO STATE INVITATIONAL
Holstein finished first in the 3-meter dive (403.60) and second in the 1-meter (371.15). For his efforts, he was named Big Ten Diver of the Week. Ford represented Ohio State with a Top 3 performance