Porter Sets New Academy Diving Record In Mariners’ Loss To #7 NYU

Porter Sets New Academy Diving Record In Mariners’ Loss To #7 NYU


NEW YORK (Jan. 22, 2016) – The USMMA men's swimming & diving team lost on the road on Friday night to nationally-ranked NYU, 169-73. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 4-2 on the season, while the #7 Violets improve to 8-0.

Senior Gerrit Porter (Houston, Texas) broke the Academy record for the three-meter dive (six dives) event with a score of 367.95, besting 2008 National Champion Nick Halbach's mark. Porter won both the one- and three-meter compeitions and his scores qualified him for nationals on both boards.

The only other Mariner win on the night was earned by freshman Christopher Kahl (Solomons, Md.), who touched first in the 200 back with a season-best time by two seconds.

Sophomore Nick Lambson (Knoxville, Tenn.) recorded a season-best time in the 1000 free by 15 seconds, while senior Case Kuikhoven (Ketchikan, Alaska) had his best time of the year in the same event by 16 seconds.

Junior Karl Sasse (Frederick, Md.) set a new personal-best in the 100 free and a season-best in the 50 free and sophomore Joshua Jepsen (San Diego, Calif.) turned in his best time of the season in the 200 individual medley by one second. Sophomore Jordan Weaver (Olive Branch, Miss.) and freshman Bryce Carroll (Wellsville, Pa.) both set new season-best times in the 200 IM and junior John Terselic (Tijera, N.M.) registered his best time of the season in the 500 free by four seconds.

Full results from the meet are not available from NYU yet. Stay logged on to the USMMA men's swim & dive schedule page and the link to results will be posted there.

The Mariners return to action on Saturday, Jan. 30, when they travel to Madison, N.J., to take on Landmark opponents Drew and Goucher in a tri-meet. First race is scheduled for 1 p.m.