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    Jan. 21, 2012

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    CHICAGO – The UIC men’s and women’s diving teams came out of its home invitational on Saturday on top of its competitors, while setting school and pool records and placing NCAA Zone qualify scores.  Kristi Carling topped the one- and three-meter boards, claiming first place in both events.

    Beginning the day on the three meter, Mike Greco took first place, set a pool record previously held by Ryan Fitzer in 2006 with 325.13, and captured a NCAA qualifying score with 365.25.  Greco was followed by Woody Lord with a NCAA qualifying score of 328.00 and a third-place finish, while Connor Howard took fifth place with 303.70.

    In the one meter, Lord led the men’s dives with a third-place finish of 292.55, Connor Howard took fifth with 283.75 and Mike Greco placed eighth with 268.85.

    A mark previously set by Caitlin Carey in 2004 with 287.18, Carling put up a score of 291.30, a NCAA qualifying score, in the one meter to take first place and the school record.  Other places held in the one meter were from Whitney Johnson with 282.15, also a NCAA qualifying score, in third and Jamie Krause with 204.90 in twelfth.

    Competing in the three meter, Carling put up another school record, last set in 2001 by Andrea Bove with 293.75, and NCAA qualifying score with 307.85 to take first place.  Johnson and Krause rounded out the three meter with respective places of fifth (258.30) and thirteenth (176.40).