Wayland Baptist’s Genesis Veliz, Biola’s Shane Brinson Win Diving Titles on Day 1 of 2016 NAIA Championships

Photo Courtesy: Lileana Pearson

A pair of diving titles kicked off the 2016 NAIA Championships in Atlanta, Ga., this year with a full day slated to begin tomorrow.

Wayland Baptist’s Genesis Veliz won the first NAIA title in program history with 206.80 points in the women’s one-meter diving event.

Olivet Nazarene’s Vanessa VanOost placed second with 203.05 points, while teammate Shanynn Santos took third with 179.80 points.

 Event 1  Women 1 mtr Diving
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  Meet Record: * 417.75  2005      Hayley Rosenlund, Simon Fraser
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Veliz, Genesis   SO WBU                229.30     206.80        
  2 VanOost, Vaness  FR Olivet Nazarene    191.75     203.05        
  3 Santos, Shanynn     Olivet Nazarene    170.40     179.80

Biola’s Shane Brinson collected 248.10 points to win the men’s three-meter diving title.

Cumberlands’ David Groh (223.30) and Olivet Nazarene’s Tyler Timmer (216.05) also competed.

 Event 2  Men 3 mtr Diving
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  Meet Record: * 553.85  2004      Grant Brehaut, Simon Fraser
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals              
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Brinson, Shane   SR BIOLA              242.20     248.10        
  2 Groh, David      FR Cumberlands        235.10     223.30        
  3 Timmer, Tyler    FR Olivet Nazarene    215.10     216.05

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