Virginia Divers Shine At Richmond, JMU Invite

Photo Courtesy: Virginia Athletics

By Chandler Brandes, ACC Beat Writer

While the Virginia swimmers did not compete this weekend, the Cavalier divers were busy, participating in two meets on Friday and Saturday.

Day One

The Cavalier women competed at Richmond on Friday, which was rescheduled from Jan. 29 due to inclement weather. Becca Corbet won the women’s 1m (282.75) with teammate Corey Johnson placing second (275.46). Corbet dove to second on the 3m (291.83), while teammate Katie Warburg took third (287.10). The Cavaliers beat the Spiders 25-14.

Full results: 2016 Virginia vs Richmond Diving (women) – Results

Day Two

Both the Virginia men and women diving teams competed at the James Madison diving invitational on Saturday. Corbett won the women’s 1m (300.45) for the second day in a row, and placed second in the 3m (292.55). Clemson’s Sarah Blank won the 3m (300.05), becoming the first Clemson diver to ever win an event at an invitational. On the men’s side, Colby Shinholser won the 1m (322.55), while teammate Carl Buergler won the 3m (324.10). The invitational was not scored.

Full results: 2016 JMU Diving Invitational – Results

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She swims IM and freestyle for their Division 1 program and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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