Knoxville, Tenn. – Sophomore Walker Creedon (Cary, N.C.) recorded the top score on the men’s platform to lead the Virginia men’s and women’s diving teams on the final day of the Tennessee Diving Invitational at the Jones Aquatic Center.
Creedon won the men’s platform, recording a score of 332.80. He topped the event by over 20 points.
“I’m really proud of all of our divers for their work this weekend,” head diving coach Drew Livingston said. “In terms of attitude and effort, they put it out there and we’re leaving Knoxville with some good results and plenty of positives.
“Walker (Creedon) did a great job this morning snagging the win. He absolutely feels like he left some points on the board, but this was his best performance of the year so far and (he) keeps improving. The women all did a great job as well. We’re still putting some pieces together on platform, but this was another step in the right direction for everyone. I can’t wait to get this group back to Charlottesville to get back to work and keep progressing towards the postseason.”
In the women’s platform, senior Sydney Dusel (Naperville, Ill.) and freshman Jennifer Bell (Pelham, N.Y.) recorded top-10 finishes. Dusel placed ninth on the platform with a score of 219.60, while Bell’s score of 218.65 placed her 10th. Additionally, Bell’s performance ranks ninth all time in UVA history.
“Our divers continue to impress and improve week-to-week,” head coach Todd DeSorbo said. “Our senior leadership on the women’s side with Sydney Dusel is getting stronger and she’s really hitting her stride this back half of the season with two second-place finishes. The rest of the women’s squad is young and starting to come into their own as well. Coach Drew (Livingston) has done a fantastic job developing them and we’re excited about the level of contribution we will see from team in the upcoming championship season. The men are also rapidly improving with Jake (Greenberg) and Walker (Creedon) leading the way. Walker is a prime time platform diver and he delivered today with a big win. I’m excited to watch them continue to excel.”
The Cavaliers will return to action on Jan. 18 to face Virginia Tech in a dual meet at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va.