ANNAPOLIS, Md.- The Virginia men’s and women’s diving teams closed the Navy Diving Invite on Saturday (Nov. 17) at Lejeune Hall by sweeping the men’s and women’s platform event.
“We had some solid performances on the platform this morning,” said head diving coach Drew Livingston. “At this point in the season, we have put most of our training focus on getting both springboards in the right place, so the platform has been a secondary priority. Even so, our divers did a great job. Walker Creedon and Bryce Shelton went 1-2. They have a lot of room to grow on the platform, so they’re in a great spot heading into winter training. Sydney Dusel was solid. She will only get better with more time on platform. We are all very excited to get back to training this winter to push towards the ACC and NCAA championship season.”
The Cavaliers finished 1-2 in the men’s platform as freshman Walker Creedon (Cary, N.C.) topped the event with a score of 332.60, the sixth-best performance in school history. Junior Bryce Shelton (Vienna, Va.) finished second with a score of 313.10.
In the women’s platform, junior Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) captured a score of 248.90 to win the event. Senior Kylie Towbin (New Canaan, Conn.) placed third with a score of 244.40, while sophomore Jocelyn Porter (Cornelius, N.C.) placed fourth with a score of 218.45.
“This was a great weekend for our divers and new coach, Drew Livingston,” head swimming and diving coach Todd DeSorbo said. “They’ve learned a lot and saw how their hard work is paying off. I’m excited for them and looking forward to the rest of the season. I’m sure they’ll continue to thrive and be successful. It’s a great time to be a part of the UVA swimming and diving family.”
The Cavaliers will return to action for the Georgia Fall Invite Nov. 29. The three-day meet will be held in Athens, Ga.