Jan. 31, 2004
Colorado Springs, Colo.- Junior Becca Barras swept the competition both days at the Air Force Diving Invitational this weekend in Colorado Springs. The Kitchener, Ontario native gave outstanding performances on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform, capturing the gold in all three diving events.
On Friday, Barras was unstoppable, gaining the first place finish in the 3-meter trials (513.65) and winning the 3-meter finals with a top score of 498.00. On Saturday, Barras continued her winning style, placing first in the platform trials (347.10) and seizing the top position in the 1-meter finals with a score of 275.10.
Sophomore Kaley Knafelc and freshman Joanna Garcia also competed at the invite. On the first day, Knafelc placed 14th in the 3-meter trials (348.35) while Garcia followed with 328.05 points. On Saturday, Knafelc finished ninth in the platform trials (243.20) and 12th in the 1-meter finals (212.00). Garcia placed 17th in the 1-meter finals with 157.70 points.
The UNM women's diving team returns to New Mexico territory to prepare for the upcoming MWC Championships on Feb. 18-21.