Skip to simplified nav
Kolod, Buergler Qualify for National Diving Championships

JB Kolod

July 23, 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -

Rising sophomore JB Kolod and incoming freshman Carl Buergler qualified for the AT&T National Diving Championships this past weekend at the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone A Championships, which were held at Settler's Cabin in Oakdale, Pa., July 19-21.

Kolod qualified for the national meet in both the men's 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events, while Buergler also advanced on the 3-meter board. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the national championships, which will be held Aug 14-19 in Greensboro, N.C.

"I am very excited to have not only one Virginia diver in JB Kolod, but to also have incoming first-year Carl Buergler move on to this prestigious meet," Virginia diving coach Rich MacDonald said. "All the divers battled heavy rain throughout the entire meet.  I am proud with how they all stepped up and competed so well."

On Thursday (July 19), Kolod finished fourth in the 1-meter board with a score of 325.10, moving up one position after the prelims. Buergler placed 14th (261.95), while fellow incoming freshmen Jordan Sacks and Colby Shinholser finished 19th and 21st, respectively. Rising sophomore Laura Gartrell competed in the women's 3-meter and placed 40th.

Friday's (July 20) action saw Kolod and Buergler finish third and fourth on the 3-meter board with scores of 341.75 and 337.80, respectively. Shinholser also made the final with a 12th-place mark of 291.80 and Sacks placed 21st. Gartrell finished 25th in the women's 1-meter.

UVa at the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone A Championships

Men's 1-meter Springboard


 

 

4.

JB Kolod

325.10 (5th in prelims, 293.00)

14.

Carl Buergler

261.95

19.

Jordan Sacks

242.70

21.

Colby Shinholser

239.05

Men's 3-meter Springboard

3.

JB Kolod

341.75 (3rd in prelims, 366.55)

4.

Carl Buergler

337.80 (4th in prelims, 344.95)

12.

Colby Shinholser

291.80 (10th in prelims, 294.85)

21.

Jordan Sacks

258.85

Women's 1-meter Springboard

25.

Laura Gartrell

187.90

Women's 3-meter Springboard

40.

Laura Gartrell

156.80

Schedules

Top Videos
Jeff White
Kyle Guy
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High Note
Men's Basketball
12/7/16
No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.
Darius Thompson
'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in Loss
Men's Basketball
12/3/16
No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.
London Perrantes
Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017
Men's Soccer
12/2/16
The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

jwhite@virginia.edu

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

Archives
More Headlines
Online Stores
Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop