Miami (FL) Men, FSU’s Samantha Vear Highlight Georgia Tech Diving Invite

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January 29th, 2023 College, Diving, News, Previews & Recaps

Georgia Tech Diving Invite

  • January 27-28, 2023
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Georgia Tech vs Miami (FL) vs Auburn vs FSU
  • Diving-only
  • Results

Courtesy: Miami (FL) Athletics

ATLANTA – The University of Miami men’s diving team concluded its second day of competition against Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Auburn University at the McAuley Aquatic Center.

Junior Maxwell Flory, Senior Brodie Scapens, and Sophomore Mohamed Farouk each had impressive performances this weekend.

Scapens set the tone of the weekend, placing third in the 1 Meter dive with a score of 339.30. Scapens topped this performance in the 3 Meter dive, placing first overall (399.35). Flory was the runner-up in the 3 Meter (394.80), with Farouk placing third (390.85).

On day two, Farouk took home first-place in the platform dive with a score of 351.25. Flory finished with a fourth-place score of 336.35 in the platform dive to conclude the weekend.

Courtesy: FSU Athletics

The divers took to the boards in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday against Georgia Tech, Miami and Auburn at the McAuley Aquatics Center.

Samantha Vear picked up two wins in the springboard events.  Vear took first on 3-meter with a score of 315.45. On 1-meter, Vear was the winner by less than one point, scoring 286.80.

On 3-meter, Izzy Gregersen (254.10) was fifth, Cassidy Carder (227.40) placed sixth, and Jessica Buntman (219.40) finished seventh.  On 1-meter, Gregersen (235.80) added a sixth-place finish ahead of Buntman (233.20) in seventh and Carder (207.85) in ninth.

In the men’s events, Darwin Nolasco turned in the top score on 1-meter, finishing second at 344.80, which was a career-high score.

David Vargas followed in seventh (311.55) ahead of Jesco Helling (302.40) in ninth. Helling (334.60) was sixth on 3-meter, followed by Vargas (303.90) in ninth and Nolasco (298.75) in 11th.”

“Today was a bright spot for us,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “They’re starting to show what they can be, just in time for championship season.”

Platform events will start on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Courtesy: Auburn Athletics

ATLANTA, Ga.  – Five divers were in action on the tower at the McAuley Aquatic Center on Saturday and all five put together solid performances, gaining momentum ahead of next month’s SEC Championships in College Station, Texas.

Senior Ashlynn Sullivan picked up two podium finishes on Friday and kept it rolling on Saturday on the Platform. A 252.95 gave Sullivan a second-place finish. Once again, teammate Abigail Farrar was right on her heels, stacking up a 243.25 for third place.

Transfer Walker Creedon rarely misses a dive in the Peach State. While not a personal best, his 346.40 earned the Cary, North Carolina native second place. Meanwhile, Hunter Kebler pieced together his best effort of the weekend, solidifying fifth place with a strong 321.75. Whit Andrus rounded out the day in ninth.

Head diving coach, Jeff Shaffer
“Another solid day of diving for us. I was really happy with the way we finished dives today and that was the ultimate goal. We might not have put together any personal bests but I am excited about the direction we’re heading in with the SEC Championships right around the corner.”

Shaffer’s crew will await the SEC Championships in College State, Texas for their next competitive event.

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