February 21, 2013
Divers highlight day two of the Women's ACC Championships
Arnett, Shinholser grab silver medals

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Kaylea Arnett and senior Logan Shinholser of the Virginia Tech swimming and diving program highlighted day two of the 2013 ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, as both divers won silver medals Thursday evening at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The H2Okies head into day three sitting tied for third with 166 points.

Diving kicked off today beginning with the women's 3-meter with Arnett and Logan Kline advancing to the finals out of the four H2Okies. Just missing the gold by under five points to Florida State's Ariel Rittenhouse, Arnett took a score of 364.90 to win the silver.

Kline finished sixth for the H2Okies with a score of 342.00, while Kelli Stockton just missed the finals by just .3 points, as she scored a 289.10 in the preliminaries. The Tech female divers tallied 39 overall points tonight.

The men's 1-meter event also took place today. The H2Okies advanced three of their four male divers to the finals, while all four scored for Tech. Shinholser tried to defend his 2012 title, but fell to Duke's 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Nick McCrory who took the event. Shinholser scored a 413.5 to win the silver.

Ryan Hawkins placed fifth with a score of 370.3 and Kyle Butts took seventh with a score of 331.65. Although not advancing, John Trope placed 10th to bump the overall tally to 50 points for the men's Tech team.

Senior Heather Savage, the only H2Okie to advance to the championship heat today, took the top finish for Tech this evening. She swam a B cut time of 22.49 to place fifth and grab 14 points for the H2Okies.

Including to Savage, the H2Okies recorded an overall 20 points in the 50 freestyle. The 500 freestyle and 200 IM were swam today. Tech picked up seven points in the 500 freestyle and eight points in the 200 IM. Keri Sink led the way with the first B cut time (2:01.45) of the day for the H2Okies.

Leading the ACC after day two is the Virginia Cavaliers with a score of 309. Florida State sits second with 177 points. Tied with Tech is NC State with 166 points, followed by Miami in fifth with 159. North Carolina is in sixth place with 113 and with 107 is Duke in seventh. Georgia Tech, Boston College and Clemson all round out the pack, respectively.

Competition will start back up tomorrow with the preliminaries starting at 11 a.m., followed by the finals at 7 p.m. Diving will begin at 1 p.m. with the men's 3-meter event.

Starting tomorrow you can watch the Championships live on ESPN3 at: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/842050/acc-women-swimming-men-diving-championship

For the complete ACC Championships schedule, go to: http://www.theacc.com/championships/acc-swimming-diving-championships.html

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