Alice High School senior Greg Rodriguez finished the finals of the Class 5A UIL state diving championship just outside of the top 10.

Rodriguez placed 12th in the finals Saturday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

Rodriguez turned in a solid performance in the meet's preliminaries Friday afternoon. Only the top 16 out of the group of 24 state qualifiers advance to the finals. Rodriguez finished the preliminaries in 14th place.

A junior in 2017, Rodriguez surpassed expectations at the state meet. He entered the meet ranked No. 16 in the state. He made the finals and then placed 15th out of 24 divers.