Jan. 15, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech played host to exhibition platform diving Friday evening, with a field consisting of divers from Michigan, Duke, South Carolina and Tech.
Brad Homza took the top spot on the men’s side, recording a final score of 355.75 over six dives. Freshman Matt Casillas, who did not compete in the fall due to health issues, finished 2nd with a score of 311.75. Fellow freshman Nolan Mallet finished 7th with a score of 247.55.
Madison Young was the only Yellow Jacket on the women’s side, and she finished 8th with a score of 215.30 over five dives.
“It’s great to have another platform competition before ACC’s,” diving coach John Ames said. “Brad had some really great dives this evening, and continues to compete well. Matt had a strong first meet. He got the zone qualifying score, and that was one of the goals.”
Georgia Tech divers will compete in 1 and 3-meter dives at tomorrow’s meet against Duke, Michigan and Indiana.
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.