Pitt Women’s Diving Tops Duquesne at Trees Pool

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January 23rd, 2021 College, Diving

Courtesy: Pitt Athletics

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s women’s diving team defeated Duquesne in a dual meet at Trees Pool Saturday afternoon. In addition to the women diving, the men’s diving team competed amongst themselves.

The Panther women swept the podium in the 3-meter, with juniors Amy Read and Serena Buchwald along with freshman Claire McDaniels earning first, second and third, respectively. Read totaled a score of 335.55, while Buchwald tallied a mark of 301.73. McDaniels registered a new personal-record of 287.18. All three divers earned NCAA cuts, with Read earning a B cut and Buchwald and McDaniels C cuts.

In the women’s 1-meter, Buchwald earned first with a new personal-best of 316.35. McDaniels (298.65/personal record), Read (290.93) and sophomore Meredith Gould (281.10) came in second, third and fourth, respectively. Buchwald and McDaniels’ scores qualified for the NCAA A cut, while Read and Gould received NCAA B cuts. Freshman Emma Gravgaard also registered a NCAA C cut with a sixth-place score of 266.63, a personal record.

For the men, Dylan Reed placed first in both 1-meter and 3-meter. Reed’s 350.70 1-meter score earned him a NCAA B cut, while his 396.83 mark in the 3-meter was good for a NCAA A cut. Freshman Jackson Salisbury tallied two second-place finishes and two new PR’s, recording a scores of 319.65 in the 1-meter and 361.20 in the 3-meter. Salisbury’s 1-meter and 3-meter marks were good for NCAA C and B cuts, respectively.

The full list of NCAA Zone qualifiers include:

Women’s 3-meter

Reed (B cut)

Buchwald (C cut)

McDaniels (C cut)

Women’s 1-meter

Buchwald (A cut)

McDaniels (A cut)

Read (B cut)

Gould (B cut)

Gravgaard (C cut)

Men’s 1-meter

Reed (B cut)

Salisbury (C cut)

Josh Parquet (C cut)

Men’s 3-meter

Reed (A cut)

Salisbury (B cut)

Nate Keller (B cut)

Parquet (C cut)

Pitt’s swimming and diving teams are both in action next Friday and Saturday at home against Army, with diving scheduled for a few events on Friday night and then beginning the action the next day followed by swimming.

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