March 11, 2015
ATHENS, Ga. – The Gamecocks concluded the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships with four divers qualified for the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Senior Cole Miller and sophomore Jordan Gotro finished fifth and ninth, respectively in the men’s platform finals on the final day of competition. Miller totaled 691.55 points, breaking his own school record, while Gotro finished with a score of 634.30.
Freshman Marissa Roth placed 21st in the women’s platform preliminary with 208.80 points.
Miller concluded the three-day event qualified to compete on both boards and the platform at the NCAA Championships. Gotro advances to the Championships on the one-meter and the platform while Patricia Kranz and Julia Vincent will compete on both the one and three-meter.
Head Diving Coach Todd Sherritt
“Cole (Miller) and Jordan (Gotro) did a great job today. Jordan getting in (the NCAA Championships) is huge. Cole had a phenomenal meet. When he got up on the platform toady I just knew he would get in, he’s been very consistent. The entire team has done the right thing all year long and I’m really happy for them. It’s great to see them get rewarded for their hard work. Marissa Roth did an incredible job this week. She by far has improved the most this year and I’m excited for her future. Julia (Vincent) was outstanding the entire meet. Winning a Zone meet is a huge accomplishment. I’m really happy for Patti (Patricia Kranz) making it her senior year.”
Kranz and Vincent will join Meredith Vay and head to the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 19-21 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. Gotro and Miller along with Kevin Leithold, Akram Mahmoud, Tomas Peribnio and Nils Wich-Glasen will compete at the Men’s Championship’s March 26-28 at the University of Iowa at Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC) in Iowa City, Iowa.