Aug. 20, 2012
Greensboro, N.C.- Three ladies from the Florida State diving team produced top eight finishes this past weekend at the AT&T National Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.
On Saturday, upcoming junior Katrina Young grabbed the bronze on the women’s platform event with a career-high score of 344.20. Young’s previous high was 325.05- an FSU school record which was set en route to her gold medal performance at the 2012 ACC Championships.
“She was solid,” head diving coach Pat Jeffrey said. “She has worked so hard this summer and it showed in that event. I am thrilled that she was able to do as well as she did, and she even had a dive that she didn’t need to use- she did that well.”
Concluding the competition, rising senior Ariel Rittenhouse took sixth and junior Kelsey Goodman placed eighth on the women’s 3-meter springboard final. Rittenhouse posted a score of 288.00 while Goodman finished at 274.35.
“Kelsey qualified for her first national finals and Ariel accomplished things that she hasn’t done in a while,” Jeffrey said. “That 3-meter final was a great way to end the week. Both Ariel and Kelsey worked hard this summer and it really paid off. All three ladies have set themselves up to have a spectacular collegiate season. I can’t wait.”
Goodman, Rittenhouse and Young have finished their summer competitions and will gear up for the 2012-13 season, which will open on Sept. 28 in Gainesville, Fla. at the All-Florida Invitational.