Aug. 10, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week Morcom Aquatic Center goes from being the home to the Florida State Swimming and Diving Team to the home of the 2009 U.S. Summer National Diving Championships, and Head Diving Coach Patrick Jeffrey adds Meet Director to his title. The Championships officially start Tuesday, August 11 and concludes Sunday, August 16.
This year’s meet will attract an estimated 125 divers from across the nation including Florida State’s very own Terry Horner and Aleia Monden, competing as members of the Tomahawk team. Horner, the 2008 one-meter U.S. National Champion, will defend his title and compete in two other events, the three-meter synchronized dive and the three-meter dive. Monden will compete in the Women’s 10-meter dive.
Also competing this week will be three members of Florida States incoming recruiting class. Incoming freshman Nick Klein will participate in the three-meter synchronized dive and the 10-meter platform dive. Jordan Horsley, a transfer from Indian River Community College will compete in the one-meter dive and Michael Nuebucher, transferring from Valencia Community College, will compete in the 10-meter platform dive.
USA Diving could not have picked a better facility to host this year’s meet. Morcom Aquatic Center is only a year old and its state-of-the-art design makes it one of the nation’s best. At 10 feet wide, Morcom’s diving platforms are the widest in the country and the diving pool is maintained at a temperature controlled 82 degrees.
For more information about the 2009 U.S. Summer National Diving Championships visit usadiving.org
Schedule of Events Featuring Current and Incoming Seminole Divers
Tuesday: Men’s 3-Meter Synchro Preliminary: Terry Horner (partner John Wilcox- University of Texas), Nick Klein (partner Jake Kinzbuch- incoming UNC)
Wednesday: Men’s 3-Meter Quarterfinal and Semifinal: Terry Horner
Thursday: Men’s 1-Meter Semifinal and Final: Terry Horner, Jordan Horsley
Friday: Men’s 10-Meter Quarterfinal and Semifinal: Nick Klein, Michael Nuebuche
Women’s 10-Meter Quarterfinal and Semifinal: Aleia Monden
Saturday & Sunday: Finals- TBD