giarra takes 1m diving title

Princeton’s Katie Giarra redeemed herself at the 2009 Ivy Swimming and Diving Finals by reclaiming one of the titles that she lost a year ago in her home diving well. With her main nemesis, Harvard’s Sam Papadakis, gone to graduation, Giarra squared off against some of the new rising stars of Ivy League diving.

Her new nemesis? The defending 3m champion from Columbia — Shannon Hosey — who raised a lot of eyebrows a year ago with her strong dives and cool demeanor.

And if the first showdown to redemption proved anything, it showed that Giarra’s road will be treacherous, but also that she is ready for it.

It took all six dives to fully seize control of the top spot, but the No. 1 qualifier used that final dive to catapult over Hosey and bring the 1m title back to Old Nassau. And in truth, she was in command most of the way.

Utilizing a well crafted program filled with difficulty and precision, Giarra hit dive after dive to high scores. Hosey made things interesting at the end, but the difference was too insurmountable. Needing only 4.0’s and 5.0’s on the final dive, Giarra calmly stepped up to the board and hit for 8.0s.

The final margin of victory was 312.05 for Giarra to 277.85 for Hosey.


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200y FREE RELAY -- Pre | Final
500y FREE -- Pre | Final
200y IM -- Pre | Final
50y FREE -- Pre | Final
1m DIVING -- Pre | Final
400y MEDLEY RELAY -- Pre | Final
200y MEDLEY RELAY -- Pre | Final
1000y FREE -- Timed Final
400y IM -- Pre | Final
100y FLY -- Pre | Final
200y FREE -- Pre | Final
100y BREAST -- Pre | Final
100y BACK -- Pre | Final
3m DIVING -- Pre | Final
800y FREE RELAY -- Timed Final
1650y FREE -- Final
200y BACK -- Pre | Final
100y FREE -- Pre | Final
200y BREAST -- Pre | Final
200y FLY -- Pre | Final
400y FREE RELAY -- Timed Final

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