TU Divers Excel
By Cyan Thomas, Staff Writer
Photo courtesy of towsontigers.com
The Tigers diving team members went to Harrisonburg, Va to compete in the James Madison University Diving Invitational, a two-day competition.
Both the men and women saw members qualify for the finals with impressive performances.
“It was going to be a great test against a lot of the best divers in our conferences,” said head coach Jake Shrum. “The number one priority was being able to continue to focus on themselves despite being in a more competitive setting.”
Sophomore Will Canny finished with a score of 295.15 in the 3-meter dive and came in third place. Canny qualified for the finals with a preliminary score of 296.80.
Freshman Devin Gaul also qualified for the finals with a preliminary score 213.80 and ended the day with a score of 214.55.
For the women, senior Emily Wilson put up a remarkable second-place performance, qualifying for the finals with a score of 271.10 and finishing with a 271.30.
Senior Kelsey Jehl also qualified for the finals and finished in fifth place with a 258.85
Senior Victoria Zozzaro qualified with a 235.20 and came in sixth place with a finishing score of 253.60.
Next up for Towson will be the Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
Coach Shrum’s mind is focused on being prepared for the CAA’s. “We’re going to continue to focus on some of the smaller details and work on the queues that our athletes will use during their races and dives.”
The championships will be held on Feb. 20-23 at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Va.