December 15, 2014 - by
Young Set for Nationals

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TALLAHASEE, Fla.  – Redshirt senior diver Katrina Young will compete at the 2014 USA Diving Winter National Championships starting on Tuesday at the McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion on the campus of The Ohio State University.

“She’s ready to go,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “She will be diving a full list in addition to competing synchro with a new partner, so we’ll see how it goes. I think this could be a great meet for Katrina.”

The U.S. National Team member will compete in the 10-meter synchronized event on Tuesday alongside Stanford’s Gracia Leydon-Mahoney.

“This is the first time these two have competed synchro,” Proctor said. “They went through practice today and they looked great. I’m really anxious to see how they perform.”

Following synchro, Young will compete in prelims of platform on Wednesday with finals to follow on Saturday.

“At the end of summer she was throwing a tough list,” Proctor said. “She had a little bit of a set back and we had to go back and refine and rebuild and I really think it’s going to come together well.”

Former FSU diver Ariel Rittenhouse will also be competing in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events in addition to her 3-meter synchronized specialty alongside Amanda Burke.  The duo are the reigning national champions on 3-meter and Rittenhouse took home gold in 3-meter at summer nationals.

Results each day can be found at divemeets.com. For more information on FSU swimming and diving visit Facebook and Twitter.

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