August 17, 2012
H2Okie divers make a splash at the AT&T National Diving Championships
All four divers set to compete in the finals

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Just under two months after the Olympic Trials, members of the Virginia Tech diving squad are competing at the 2012 AT&T National Diving Championships and halfway through competition divers Logan Shinholser, Ryan Hawkins, Logan Kline and Kelli Stockton, will be competing in the finals, starting Saturday.

“All of the divers are competing very well,” commented head diving coach Ron Piemonte. “It has been a really busy summer with the Olympic Trials and I am very happy with how the divers are competing and it is really exciting that all of them have earned a spot in the finals. I am very proud of all of them and am looking forward to the upcoming days.”

Kline will be the first H2Okie to compete in the finals on Saturday in the women’s synchronized 3-meter event. Paired up with former Indiana teammate, Gabriella Agostino, the duo placed third in the preliminary round with a score of 252.60 to advance.

Shinholser and Stockton will compete individually on Saturday. Shinholser scored a 394.00 in the men’s 3-meter semifinals, which was good for a ninth-place finish to advance him to the final round. Stockton will compete in the women’s platform event, as she placed 10th in the semifinals to advance as well.

Stockton will hit the water again on Sunday in the women’s 3-meter event. She advanced to the final round with a score of 270.30 that placed ninth in the semifinals.

Joining Stockton on Sunday on the men’s side will be Shinholser and Hawkins in the men’s synchronized 3-meter event. The duo placed fourth with a score of 349.30 earlier today to advance to the finals.

Individually, Shinholser and Hawkins will compete in the men’s platform event on Sunday also. Shinholser had a stellar performance in the semifinal round, as he placed third with a score of 429.35. Hawkins followed with a ninth-place finish, scoring a 361.15.

Competition begins tomorrow starting with the men’s synchronized platform event at noon. Click here for the full schedule, including live results throughout the final days of the 2012 AT&T National Diving Championships.

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