Kolod Breaks School Record in 3-Meter Diving at NCAAs
March 27, 2015
IOWA CITY, Iowa–The Virginia men’s swimming and diving team finished action on the second day of the NCAA Championships Friday (March 27) at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
After two days, the Cavaliers sit in 30th place with eight points.
Senior JB Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned honorable mention All-America honors with a 10th-place finish in the 3-meter diving event with a school-record score of 444.75. It is the third-consecutive top-16 finish in the event for Kolod (seventh in 2014 and 12th in 2013) and fourth overall (10th on platform in 2014). Kolod will compete in his final event as a Cavalier Saturday in the platform event.
“JB did a great job hanging in there to go top 16,” UVa head diving coach Jason Glorius said. “He really stepped up his game and was spot on during the consolation final. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do tomorrow.”
In the 100 breast, junior Yannick Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) placed 16th overall in a time of 53.12, earning honorable mention All-America honors. It is the second time Kaeser has scored at the NCAA meet after placing 16th in the 200 breast in 2014. Kaeser will race in the 200 breast Saturday.
Prelims for swimming are set to begin at 12 p.m. Saturday, with finals at 8 p.m. Diving begins at 2:45 p.m.