Toledo Diver Joelle Gallais Sweeps Platform Dive, Rockets Close Out UB Diving Invite

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Freshman diver Joelle Gallais swept the competition in the platform event on the final day of the UB Diving Invitational.
Buffalo, N.Y. - Toledo closed out its weekend at the University at Buffalo Diving Invitational today with a big sweep from freshman Joelle Gallais in the platform event. Gallais recorded a 249.95 final score, beating out second place Jae Sarkis from UB by 24.75 points.

Today was only Gallais' second time competing platform in her collegiate career. Her score from Buffalo is a 16.2 point improvement over the 233.75 she previously recorded at the Ohio State Invitational back in November. It's also a new record for the freshman diver.

Gallais started the day with an impressive showing in the morning prelims. The Lumsden, Saskatchewan native swept all eight divers after registering 233.40 points through five dives. Her total was 18.65 points ahead of UB's Journi Northorp (214.75).

Finals was no different for Gallais who took down UB's Sarkis (225.20), Journi Northorp (209.75) and Tricia Arceri (197.90) on her way to the top.

Up Next
Up next for Toledo is the penultimate home meet of the regular season. The Rockets host the Ohio Bobcats on Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the UT Student Rec Center.

Toledo at UB Diving Invite Three-day Results
Day 1 - 1-meter
12. Sydney Jackson - 222.95
13. Joelle Gallais - 221.35

Day 2 - 3-meter
T-4. Joelle Gallais - 245.30
13. Sydney Jackson - 212.50
3. Joelle Gallais - 255.75

Day 3 - Platform
1. Joelle Gallais - 233.40
1. Joelle Gallais - 249.95