ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Junior Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) led the Virginia men’s and women’s diving team on the second day of competition (Nov. 16) at the Navy Diving Invite at Lejeune Hall, setting a school record on the 1m board.

Dusel topped the UVA record, which she set during the 2016-17 season, scoring 335.00 points in the finals to finish first in the event. Senior Kylie Towbin (New Canaan, Conn.) finished second on the 1m board with a score of 300.80, while senior Kirsten Parkinson (Stamford, Conn.) placed fourth with a score of 285.95. Parkinson recorded a career-best score of 292.30 in the preliminary rounds where she finished second.

Junior Bryce Shelton (Vienna, Va.) led the men’s team on the 3m board with a second-place finish and a career-best score of 405.85. His performance ranks second in school history. Freshman Walker Creedon (Cary, N.C.) finished seventh in the finals, scoring 330.70 points.

“I’m proud of the way our divers stepped up today,” head diving coach Drew Livingston said. “The second day of these meets can be tough, especially this early in the year. Sydney Dusel had a great 1-meter event to beat her own school record. Towbin had her best 1-meter event of the season and Parkinson was right behind them. They’re in great form right now. The men bounced back with a solid 3-meter event. Bryce Shelton and Walker Creedon both had personal bests today as well. Overall, it was a great day for Virginia diving.”

Rounding out the women’s 1m dive, freshman Emma Bulger (Reston, Va.) finished 12th with a score of 244.80, while sophomore Jocelyn Porter (Cornelius, N.C.) placed 20th with a score of 209.50 and redshirt sophomore Bailey Mills (Evergreen, Colo.) placed 25th with a score of 191.50.

Sophomore Tristan Gess (Lakewood, Colo.) recorded a score of 274.80 on the 3m board, placing 14th overall.

The Virginia men’s and women’s diving teams will conclude the Navy Diving Invite tomorrow with the platform. The event will begin at 11 a.m.