Texas divers return from Phil Hanson Invitational in Houston this weekend with four top-five finishes

Sarah White

On Saturday, the Texas men’s diving team wrapped up a successful competition in Houston at the Phill Hansel Invitational. Texas redshirt sophomore Will Chandler registered two consecutive top-five showings during the weekend. He placed third in the one-meter event Thursday and in the three-meter event Friday.

Freshman Sean O’Brien also had a top-five finish for the Longhorns Friday, placing fifth in the three-meter with a score of 350.95.

Other divers representing Texas were sophomores Ryan Anthony and Myles Herzog, who placed 14th and 19th, respectively.

The Longhorns also performed well in Saturday’s men’s platform diving. Chandler took second with a score of 338.00. LSU’s Daniel Helm took first place in the event with a score of 369.90.

Anthony and Herzog represented Texas with 10th and 11th placements in the platform event Saturday.

The swimming team did not travel with the diving team to Houston over the weekend. Competition for the swimming team will resume in less than two weeks, when UT will host the USA Swimming Winter National Championships at the Texas Swim Center Nov. 29th.