FSU Divers Set for Nationals
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Members of the Florida State diving team are set to compete at the 2014 USA Diving AT&T Senior National Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. The meet runs from August 12-17 and will be held at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee.
Rising senior Katrina Young will open the meet on Aug.12 by pairing with Amy Cozad for the 10-meter synchronized prelims. Young and Cozad have been the top American pair in the event after they represented the United States at the FINA World Cup in Shanghai on July 17. The duo placed eighth after taking silver at the FINA Grand Prix in Puerto Rico in May.
Young and Cozad will also compete individually in the 10-meter platform, which will begin on Aug. 14.
Kalonji Cole and Dustin Miller will pair up for the men’s 3-meter synchronized event on Aug. 12.
The top 12 pairs will advance to finals, which will take place on Aug. 17.
In addition, Cole will compete in the 1-meter prelims on Aug. 13.
Former Seminole Ariel Rittenhouse is scheduled to compete in the individual springboard events as well as the 3-meter synchronized alongside Amanda Burke.
Tuesday’s events will start at 3:30 p.m. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday-Friday while events on Saturday and Sunday will start at 11 a.m.
Live results can be found at divemeets.com
Pike Earns Bronze at South African Nationals
Former FSU swimmer Jared Pike placed third in the 100m breast at the 2014 South African Short Course National Championships with a time of 1:00.76.
Pike also compete in the 50 and 200 breast events over the weekend. He placed sixth in the 200 with a time of 2:16.16 before taking fourth in the 50 to close out the meet with a 27.67.
Weber Makes First National Final
Mark Weber swam in his first national final at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the William Woollet Jr. Aquatics Complex in Irvine, Calif.
On Sunday, the 2013 FSU graduate was locked in a three-way tie for seventh place in the 50 free after swimming a time of 22.35. He earned his spot in the championship final after winning a three-way swim off against U.S. Olympian Matt Grevers and Caeleb Dressel in the 50 free, posting a career best of 22.16.
In finals, Weber touched in eighth with a time of 22.62.