Divers Compete At California

Berkeley, Calif. - San Jose State University divers Jo Thibodaux and Jessica Holden competed against the divers of sixth-ranked University of California last Friday, November 14.

Holden, a true freshman out of Fair Oaks, Calif., scored a collegiate-best 268.20 over her six dives, to place first on the three-meter board, ahead of sophomore teammate Thibodaux and three Golden Bear competitors. Thibodaux was fourth with a score of 246.75.

Holden (252.59) and Thibodaux (243.07) finished third and fourth, respectively, on the one-meter board, with Holden’s mark again a collegiate best. Thibodaux fell just short of her season best (243.98). Cal freshman Molly Hayes won the event with a Zone E qualifying mark of 277.42.

The Spartans split up this week, with the swimmers off to Long Beach, Calif., for the annual Nike Cup, Thursday through Saturday, November 20-22, and the divers heading to Tucson, Ariz., for the University of Arizona Diving Invitational, Friday through Sunday, November 21-23.

San Jose State at California
November 14, 2008
Diving Meet - No Team Score

One-Meter Diving
1. Molly Hayes, CAL, 277.42. 2. Laura Sanford, CAL, 258.59. 3. Jessica Holden, SJSU, 252.59. 4. Jo Thibodaux, SJSU, 243.07. 5. Alissa Barker, CAL, 240.96.

Three-Meter Diving
1. Jessica Holden, SJSU, 268.20. 2. Laura Sanford, CAL, 255.68. 3. Molly Hayes, CAL, 255.08. 4. Jo Thibodaux, SJSU, 246.75.