Divers head to Houston for three-day tourney

Sarah White

The UT men’s diving team will head to Houston on Thursday for the Phill Hansel Invitational. Events for this meet will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Thursday events will include men’s 1-meter prelims and finals. Three-meter prelims and finals will be held Friday, and both men’s and women’s platform diving will take place Saturday.

Texas returns redshirt sophomore Will Chandler, who is the current Big 12 Men’s Diver of the Week. Freshman Sean O’Brien, also traveling with the team, had that same honor in October.

“It will be great for the team to get used to the University of Houston pool where we’ll have the NCAA Zone Diving Meet in March,” UT diving coach Matt Scoggin said. “Being able to dive at the facility at the NCAA Zone meet is one of the main reasons we’re going there, since we’re not hosting the UT Invite this year.”

Scoggin also said the meet would be an opportunity to preview the competition.

“A number of the schools competing in that Zone meet will be in Houston this weekend, so this will be a really good competition,” Scoggin said.