Imbriglia, Leinroth Set School Marks on Platform
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Junior Briggy Imbriglia and freshman Alex Leinroth each set school records in the platform event as competition concluded Sunday at the NCAA Zone ‘A’ Diving Meet in Annapolis, Md.
Imbriglia, a junior, was Virginia’s top finisher on the weekend after his third-place performance on the platform. He finished with a total score of 694.40, including a mark of 356.80 in finals, which broke his own school record from last year.
Leinroth, a freshman, was sixth overall on the platform with a total mark of 464.00.
In the team scoring, the Virginia men tied for third place overall while the Cavalier women were ninth.
“I was really happy with how the guys finished,” Virginia diving coach Rich MacDonald said. “Nathan (Parker) ended his career with a great meet and Briggy was awesome all weekend long. He was one spot away from NCAAs on the platform but it was really just three great days of diving from them both.
“I’m happy too with how the ladies did because they have three more years to learn from and build off this experience,” MacDonald continued. “Not having been at the conference meet this year, this was their first big competition and they showed they got better as the weekend went along.”
Imbriglia and senior Nathan Parker both finaled on the 3-meter event. Imbriglia was eighth overall with a mark of 694.40 and moved up two spots from his 10th-place showing (321.20) in the preliminaries. Parker was 14th overall with a score of 589.60. On the 1-meter board, Imbriglia placed ninth (552.20) while Parker was 36th.
Freshman Kelly Lloyd paced the Virginia women on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. She was 30th overall on the 1-meter (196.30) and 36th on the 3-meter (198.00). Leinroth finished 40th on the 1-meter (181.30) and 43rd on the 3-meter board (192.50).