March 5, 2023

Noles Open NCAA Zone B Diving on Sunday

Prelims | Finals

Knoxville, Tenn.  –  Florida State divers opened competition at the 2023 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center on Sunday.

Tazman Abramowicz, David Vargas, and Darwin Nolasco competed in the final of the men’s 1-meter competition.

Abramowicz led the Noles out of prelims in 11th place at 335.45 after a steady round, scoring all of his six dives at 5.0 or higher. With scores carrying over to finals, Abramowicz ended up taking 14th place with a total of 657.50.

Nolasco (312.70) and Vargas (312.60) advanced to finals in 17th and 18th, taking the last two spots.

Vargas maneuvered up to 12th place after his fourth-round dive. After slipping four spots in the fifth round, Vargas switched his last round dive from prelims from a front 3 ½ somersault tuck, to a pike. He received marks from 7.0-7.5, scoring 72.60 points, bringing his tally to 656.05 for 15th.

Nolasco finished prelims in 17th place after his final three dives received marks between 6.0-6.5, scoring 312.70 for the round. In finals, Nolasco scored just above his prelim total at 319.30 for a score of 632.00 for 16th.

Jesco Helling also dove in the event, placing 24th with a score of 288.45.

“We were right there today,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “But, we’ve got to find that extra gear and get the job done.”

Prelims will start at 11 a.m., with women’s 1-meter and men’s 3-meter will start at 4 p.m. The top 18 in each event will advance to finals.

The SEC Network plus will stream all sessions and live scoring will be available on

Monday, March 6

Women’s 1-meter :

Prelims – 11 a.m.

Finals 2:15 PM

Top 11 divers advance to NCAAs

Men’s 3-meter:

Prelims – 4 p.m.

Finals – 6:15 p.m.

Top eight divers advance to NCAAs

Tuesday, March 7

Women’s 3-meter:

Prelims – 11 a.m.

Finals – 2:15 p.m.

Top nine divers advance to NCAAs

Men’s platform:

Prelims – 4 p.m.

Finals – 6:15 p.m.

Top nine divers advance to NCAAs

Wednesday, March 8

Women’s platform –

Top six advance to NCAAs

Prelims – 11 a.m.

Finals – 1 p.m.

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