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.
2016-17 Freshman Season: Dove at Michigan • NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (Platform) • 2017 NCAA Championship finishes: 11th on platform (262.15), 19th on 3-meter (302.55) and 29th on 1-meter (255.80) • Big Ten Championships finishes: 11th on 3-meter (318.90), 16th on 1-meter (259.75) and platform (249.35) • finished 1st on 1-meter (300.90) and 3-meter (323.30) against Ohio State (Jan. 27) scoring a career best 300.90.
High School: 2016 graduate of Panther Creek High School (Cary, N.C.) • three-time NISCA All-American • 2013 New Jersey High School State champion • 2015 North Carolina 4A State Champion • Member of the Ripfest club team • Finished 20th on 3-meter for Team USA at 2016 FINA World Junior Championships • Silver metal in 1-meter and two bronze metles in 3-meter and platform at 2016 ATT Diving Nationals (Senior Division).
Personal: Born march 2, 1998 • major is currently undeclared.
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