ATLANTA, Ga. – Three Florida State divers competed in finals on Tuesday at the 2022 NCAA Zone B Championships at the McAuley Aquatics Center.
Jesco Helling made the men’s 3-meter final, while Victoria Cervantes and Izzy Gregersen advanced to the women’s platform final.
Helling squeezed into the 3-meter final in 18th place, taking the last spot at 326.55.
Improving every dive from prelims, Helling slowly climbed the ranks each round, until he moved into 12th place following his front 3 ½ somersault pike that scored a total of 66.65 behind marks of 7.0 and 7.5.
Helling added 63 points on his final dive, an inward 2 ½ somersault pike. However, he stayed in 12th with a total of 692.70 on the day and 366.15 for the round.
Should Helling advance to the NCAA Championships on platform, he will be permitted to add 3-meter to his list since he finished in the top 12.
David Vargas placed 21st with a total of 321.55 and Darwin Nolasco followed in 27th at 297.45.
Cervantes led the Noles in the women’s platform, finishing 12th with a total of 503.70 ahead of Gregersen in 16th at 489.40.
In prelims, Cervantes dove a solid round, scoring at least 45 points on all five dives for a total of 270.40 for eighth place.
In finals, Cervantes was just off her prelim totals and finished 12th.
Gregersen jumped into the top 18 after back-to-back tallies of 55 points or higher. She finished prelims with a total of 250.00 for 17th place.
Gregersen added a score of 239.40 in finals and jumped up one spot to place 16th.
Wednesday’s men’s platform prelims will start at 11 a.m. and the top seven from the event will advance to NCAAs, which will be held on March 23-26 back in Atlanta.
Wednesday, March 9
11 a.m. – Men’s Platform Prelims
1:15 p.m. – Men’s Platform Finals
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