Pitt’s Jess Vega, Dylan Reed Shine In Diving-Only Matchup With George Washington

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November 14th, 2022 ACC, College, Diving, News, Previews & Recaps

Pitt vs George Washington (Diving Only)

  • November 4-5, 2022
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Diving-only
  • Results

Courtesy: Pitt Athletics

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s diving team finished strong against George Washington in a diving only meet Saturday morning at Trees Pool.

Senior Dylan Reed and sophomore Jess Vega both earned first place in each the platform, 1-meter and 3-meter events. Vega set a personal record in all three events and Reed set a new personal record in the 1-meter.

“Dylan and Jess both had a phenomenal two days,” said head diving coach Katie Kasprzak. “Their confidence has improved more and more and I’m excited to watch them grow.”

Seven Panthers earned their NCAA Zone Cuts, including five qualifying for all three diving events: Reed (platform, 1-meter, 3-meter), Cameron Cash (platform, 1-meter, 3-meter), Jackson Salisbury (platform, 1-meter, 3-meter), Josh Parquet (platform, 1-meter, 3-meter), and Jess Vega (platform, 1-meter, 3-meter).

“The meet was really fun and had a lot of energy,” said Kasprzak. “It’s great to see so many of the divers get their zone scores this early in the season. I’m excited to see their confidence carry on as we go into our mid-conference meet next week.”

The diving scores will carry over to the overall dual meet scores against George Washington. The meet will continue with swimming only events Nov. 18-19 at Trees Pool.

The Panthers men’s and women’s diving program will be back in action Nov. 17-19 at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.

NCAA DIVING ZONE QUALIFIERS
Women’s 1-meter (220+)
1. Jess Vega (302.10 – PR)

Men’s 1-meter (300+)
1. Dylan Reed (408.75 – PR)
2. Josh Parquet (332.10)
3. Cameron Cash (329.18)
4. Jackson Salisbury (304.50)

Women’s 3-meter (280+)
1. Jess Vega (318.75 – PR)
4. Megan Iannon (284.48 PR)
5. Emma Gravgaard (283.95 – PR)

Men’s 3-meter (320+)
1. Dylan Reed (395.93)
2. Jackson Salisbury (356.40)
3. Cameron Cash (347.10)
5. Josh Parquet (321.60)

Women’s Platform (225+)
1. Jess Vega (263.10 – PR)
–  Emma Gravgaard (243.00)

Men’s Platform (300+)
1. Dylan Reed (367.80)
2. Cameron Cash (357.00)
3. Jackson Salisbury (334.80)
4. Josh Parquet (328.05 – PR)

Courtesy: George Washington Athletics

PITTSBURGH – GW diving wrapped two days of competition at the University of Pittsburgh. Day one featured exhibition platform dives, and day two was a part of a dual-meet against Pitt that will be finished next weekend when GW swimming makes its way to Trees Pool to challenge the Panthers. Scores from Saturday’s diving portion will be added to next weekend’s event.

The diving portion of the dual-meet was highlighted by a pair of second-place finishes from Jamie Doak and Olivia Paquette. Doak took second in the one-meter and third in the three-meter, and Paquette took second in the one-meter and fourth in the three-meter.

Results:
Women’s Platform (Exhibition): 

Dara Reyblat – 209.70
Olivia Paquette – 206.25
Olivia Rosen – 187.95
Catilin Inall – 170.93

Men’s Platform (Exhibition): 
Spencer Bystrom – 242.78

Women’s 1m:
Jamie Doak – 276.75
Olivia Paquette – 267.38
Caitlin Inall – 258.68
Dara Reyblat – 255.15
Fiona Berk – 227.93
Olivia Rosen – 227.70

Men’s 1m:
Spencer Bystrom – 276.38

Women’s 3m: 
Olivia Paquette – 309.00
Jamie Doak – 291.90
Dara Reyblat – 269.48
Caitlin Inall – 257.33
Olivia Rosen – 245.70

Men’s 3m:
Spencer Bystrom – 330.68

Up Next:
GW swimming and diving returns to competition next weekend when swimming travels to Pittsburgh for the second half of the dual-meet against Pitt, and diving heads to NC State for the Wolfpack Invite.

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