CLEMSON, SC – Three Clemson divers earned points as the women’s diving team completed action in the one-meter competition at the ACC Championships on Thursday at the Greensboro Aquatics Center. The Tigers return to the pool tomorrow at 1:00 PM for the three-meter prelims.
Clemson was led by freshman Danielle Reitsma in her first ACC Championship action with a one-meter score of 264.25 to finish 17th out of 41 divers. The mid-year enrollee is competing in just her fifth meet of the season and her first invitational-style meet.
Her score of 264.25 is the highest in the one-meter for a Tiger at the event in the young history of the women’s diving program. In addition, her 17th-place finish is second highest for a Clemson diver in the one-meter event at the ACCs. Teammate Chelsea Uranaka finished 16th in the one-meter event last season. Uranaka finished 23rd in today’s action with a score of 251.10, third highest among Tiger divers.
Juliana Melchionda continued her recent success finishing 19th with a score of 260.25, nearly 15 points higher than her one-meter score at the event last season. Freshman Sarah Braun recorded a 250.50, her third-highest one-meter mark of the year, to finish 26th in her first ACC Championships competition.
Jessica Resler and Jessica Doolittle each improved their one-meter scores from last year’s ACC Championships recording scores of 233.50 and 214.70, respectively.
The highest overall score of the prelims came from Kaylea Arnett of Virginia Tech, who scored a 331.40. Three of the eight divers that advanced to the finals represented Miami while Florida State advanced two.
Clemson ResultsACC ChampionshipsFebruary 20, 2014 • Greensboro, NCOne-Meter DivingPrelims17. Danielle Reitsma – 264.2519. Juliana Melchionda – 260.2523. Chelsea Uranaka – 251.1026. Sarah Braun – 250.5030. Jessica Resler – 233.5032. Megan Helwagen – 225.5536. Jessica Doolittle – 214.7037. Emily Yoder – 208.4038. Emily Howard – 195.20
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