Sophomore Sarah Bacon stole the show Thursday night inside Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center during day one of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invitational. Bacon took home first place in the women’s 1-meter competition with a score of 334.05.
Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming and diving team used solid showings in their home pool to pick up a pair of Big Ten conference wins
The season opener came down to one-one hundredth of a second for the No. 17 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team who edged their way past No. 23 Florida State, 153.5-146.5. The No. 21 Golden Gopher men's swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.
2017-18 Junior Season: At the NCAA Championship, finished twentieth in the 1-meter with a 322.40, seventeenth in the 3-meter dive with a 374.20, and fifth in the platform dive with a 423.55. • At the Big Ten Championship, placed sixth in the 1-meter dive with a 420.35, tenth in the 3-meter dive with a 428.05, and second in the platform dive with a 518.85. • two first place finishes in the 1-meter dive with a 360.55 and the 3-meter dive with a 404.40 and a third place in the platform dive with a 354.90 at the Triple Dual vs Northwestern and Purdue • placed second in the 1-meter dive with a 315.08 and second in the 3-meter dive with a 388.28 vs. Denver • received seventh place in the 3-meter dive with a score of 376.00, thirtieth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 238.25, and seventh in the platform dive with a score of 322.90 at the Tennessee Collegiate Diving Invitational • dove for fifth with a 360.80 in the 3-meter and sixth with a 290.60 in the 1-meter at the Minnesota Diving Invite • earned first place in the 3-meter dive with a score of 418.10 and fifth place in the 1-meter dive with a 316.75 at the Quad Dual against Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin • placed third in the 1-meter with a 338.10 and fourth in the 3-meter with a 350.66 vs. Iowa • received a score of 359.25 for a third place finish in the 3-meter dive and a 312.08 for a fifth place finish in the 1-meter dive against Florida State.
High School: 2014 graduate of Chaohu No. 2 High School.
Personal: Born December 14, 1996 • son of Qlping Ll and Fulong Yang • has one sibling: Tianyi • enjoys watching movies, playing video games, writing novels and phtography • ran track in middle school • plans to major in recreation administration.
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