Divers Gearing Up For Nationals

July 21, 2009

TUCSON – Five Arizona men’s divers are qualified for and will be competing in the AT&T National Diving Championships August 11-16 in Tallahassee, Fla. at the Morcom Aquatics Center on the campus of Florida State University.


Rising junior Ben Grado, along with sophomores Matt McCahill and Andy Guerra and freshmen Sam Decker and Cody Montgomery will be representing Arizona among 120 other participants.


Grado (Conifer, Colo.) will be competing in the one-meter and three-meter springboards, three-meter synchronized with teammate Decker (Pearland, Texas) and platform events. Along with joining Grado in the three-meter synchronized dive, Decker will compete in the one and three meter springboards, respectively.


McCahill, Guerra and Montgomery will be competing in the 10-meter platform competitions.


At the 2009 NCAA Championships, Grado earned honorable mention in the one-meter springboard with a 15th place score of 339.55. The junior-to-be also garnered a top-16 finish in the platform events with an overall score of 337.90  


For additional information on the AT&T National Diving Championships, contact USA Diving’s Jim Quinlivan at 317-237-5253 or Molly Evans at 317-237-5270 if you have any questions or need additional information.


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 11
Start Event 1: 12PM
1: Men’s 3-Meter Syncro Prelim.
2: Women’s 10-Meter Syncro Prelim.
3: Women’s 3-Meter Syncro Prelim.
4: Men’s 10-Meter Syncro Prelim.

Wednesday, August 12
Start Event 5 & 6: 11AM
5: Men’s 3-Meter Quarterfinal
6. Women’s 1-Meter Semifinal
7: Men’s 3-Meter Semifinal
Start Event 8: 6PM
8: Women’s 1-Meter Final

Thursday, August 13
Start Events 9 - 11: 11AM
9: Women’s 3-Meter Quarterfinal
10: Men’s 1-Meter Semifinal
11: Women’s 3-Meter Semifinal
Start Event 12: 6PM
12: Men’s 1-Meter Final
Friday, August 14
Start Events 13 &14: 11AM
13: Men’s 10-Meter Quarterfinal
14: Men’s 10-Meter Semifinal
Start Event 15: 5PM
15: Women’s 10-Meter Quarterfinal
16: Women’s 10-Meter Semifinal

Saturday, August 15
Start Events 17-20: 11AM
17: Men’s 3-Meter Final
18: Women’s 10-Meter Final
19: Men’s 3-Meter Synchro Final
20: Women’s 10-Meter Synch Final

Sunday, August 16
Start Events 21-24: 11AM
21: Women’s 3-Meter Final
22: Men’s 10-Meter Final
23: Women’s 3-Meter Synchro Final
24: Men’s 10-Meter Synchro Final


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