Kolod, Buergler Qualify for National Diving Championships

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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