LOS ANGELES — UC Davis dove back into competition, literally, at this weekend’s Bruin Diving Invitational, which came after an extended break for the holidays.
On Saturday’s Day 2 of the three-day meet, junior Shannon Stewart scored a 203.85 during the prelims to finish in 28th and pace the Aggies during the 3-meter competition at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center.
UCD sophomores Audrey DeNeffe (199.95) and Lucy Lafranchise (197.25), each of whom earned trips to the finals in Friday’s 1-meter competition, finished 31st and 33rd, respectively in the 3-meter standings. Seniors Jennifer Meyer, in 35th at 193.25, and Lauren Jesse (39th, 179.90) rounded out the Aggie performance on Saturday.
Lafranchise was 14th and Audrey DeNeffe finished 18th in the finals of the 1-meter on Friday.
In 12th after the preliminary round with a score of 226.70, Lafranchise nearly matched her score with on her final six dives, finishing with a total of 445.75. DeNeffe, who was 18th after the prelims (217.80), finished Friday’s competition with a total of 420.65.
Other Aggie competitors included Stewart, who finished 20th in the preliminary round with a score of 215.60, Meyer (23rd, 203.60) and Jesse (29th, 191.65).
The competition concludes on Sunday with platform prelims starting at 9:30 a.m.
Aquadarts rib feed
Dive in and join the fun on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the inaugural Finger-Lickin’ Fin-Kickin’ Rib Feed benefiting the Davis Aquadarts.
Starting at 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, the fundraiser features all-you-can-eat barbecued ribs, chicken, salad and “other delicious goodies,” according to Aquadarts spokeswoman Miriam Fisk.
Wulff headed to USF
Former Davis High line standout Paul Wulff — currently an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers — is headed to the University of South Florida.
His help is sorely needed.
USF struggled through a 2-10 campaign while scoring only 11 offensive touchdowns.
The 49ers said Wulff would finish San Francisco’s postseason before heading to Florida.
Wulff is a former Washington State head coach. He played his college career with the Cougars.