What: Georgia Tech Invite (Chapel Hill, N.C.) / Nike Cup (Atlanta, Ga.)When: Thursday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 21 Where: Koury Natatorium (Chapel Hill, N.C.) / McAuley Aquatic Center (Atlanta, Ga.)Next Up: UGA Diving Invite (Athens, Ga.) / Sunday, Jan. 3-5CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson diving team will split the team and compete in simultaneous meets Thursday through Saturday in its first invitational events of the season. Assistant Head Coach Kevin Lawrence’s group competes in the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup in Chapel Hill, N.C. while Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams’ group takes part in the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.
The Nike Cup will feature, in addition to the host Tar Heels, NC State (men and women), Navy (men’s swimmers & divers, women’s divers), Duke (men and women), East Carolina (men and women), Old Dominion (men and women), Yale (men and women), Marshall (women) and James Madison (divers only).
At the Georgia Tech Invite, the field will consist of Alabama, Arkansas, Campbell, Carson-Newman, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Southern, Hawai`i (diving only), Indian River CC, UNLV, UNC Asheville and South Carolina, along with Georgia Tech. The Georgia Tech Invite is the site of this year’s NCAA Zone B Championships, which allows divers the chance to become familiar with the pool and environment before postseason competition.
In its last meet, Clemson competed in the one and three-meter events in double-dual meet competition against East Carolina and Richmond. The Tigers notched seven top-5 finishes with their performances in both events, the most of the young 2015-16 season. The competitive events slated at both the Nike Cup & Georgia Tech Invite will include the platform diving event, along with the one and three-meter events. This will mark the first time this season the Tigers will compete in the platform event.
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