KINGS POINT, N.Y. (March 15, 2016) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior diver Gerrit Porter (Houston, Texas) will be representing the Mariner men's swimming & diving team this week at the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet down in Greensboro, N.C., along with diving coach Johan Lopez. Porter, who qualified for both the one- and three-meter boards back on Feb. 26-27 at the Northeast Regional Meet, will begin his quest for a National Title on Wednesday with the three-meter diving competition.
This is the 15th straight season that the USMMA coaching staff led by head coach Sean Tedesco has sent a swimmer and/or diver through to the national event.
Porter has had a phenomenal year thus far in this, his senior season. He set new Academy records in the three-meter dive, six dives (367.95) and the one-meter dive, 11 dives (563.75), breaking previous marks set by National Champion diver Nick Halbach '11.
The four-day event kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16, and will conclude on Saturday night, March 19. Porter will be competing in the three-meter dive on Wednesday and the one-meter dive on Friday. The morning preliminary sessions begin at 10 a.m. each day, with the evening finals sessions starting at 6 p.m.
A complete list of the Championship Meet's order of events can be found at this link. Live video feeds throughout the week will be available on the NCAA live video site, which can be accessed by following this link, and live results can be found by clicking here.
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