ATHENS, Ga.- The Virginia men’s and women’s diving teams concluded the Georgia Diving Invitational with the platform on Sunday (Jan. 6) at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.
“We finished out the weekend with a pretty solid day on platform all around,” head diving coach Drew Livingston said. “Again, we are looking to be very competitive on the platform in February and March, so today was a really good opportunity to learn more about what we are made of. We had the opportunity to compete against some really strong platform programs and I thought we were right in line with those schools, if not better. We are heading back to Charlottesville with a lot of lessons learned and it’s only up from here.”
Freshman Walker Creedon (Cary, N.C.) and junior Bryce Shelton (Vienna, Va.) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the men’s platform. Creedon rallied for a score of 302.65, while Shelton captured a score of 300.10 to place in the top 10 of the event.
Junior Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) led the Cavalier women with a fourth-place finish on the platform. She captured a score of 243.85. Senior Kylie Towbin (New Canaan, Conn.) recorded a top-10 finish, scoring 234.45 points for eighth place, while sophomore Jocelyn Porter (Cornelius, N.C.) finished with 181.15 points to place 18th in the competition.
Virginia will return to action next Friday and Saturday, hosting Tennessee and Virginia Tech, respectively, in dual meets. The team will celebrate Senior Day in its meet against the Hokies.