Joe Coumos finished first in the 1-meter and was second in the 3-meter competition Friday night against Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

Notre Dame Divers Excel in Atlanta

Oct. 17, 2014

ATLANTA, Ga. – Amidst the flurry of midterms and fall break, the University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s diving squads traveled south for a pair of dual meets with Georgia Tech and Auburn. Versus Georgia Tech Friday evening, the men’s squad excelled, claiming first and second place in the 1-meter event and finishing second and third in the 3-meter competition.

2014 NCAA qualifier and sophomore Joe Coumos led the way in 1-meter diving for the six-man Irish squad, finishing first with a 334.40 mark. Senior Nick Nemetz was close behind with his 324.35 score.

In the 3-meter event, Nemetz’s 353.35 mark placed him second, behind South Carolina’s Cole Miller (378.20), while Coumos finished third with a 343.25 mark.

James Lichtenstein clinched fourth in the 1-meter (295.15) and was ninth in the 3-meter event (249.55).

Senior Michael Kreft dove to a solid performance, earning sixth-place honors in the 1-meter (278.00) and seventh-place accolades in the 3-meter (306.50).

Ted Wagner rounded out the top 10 in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Atlanta meet, scoring 246.45 in the 1-meter competition and 232.80 in the 3-meter.

Peter Myers, the lone freshman, scored 242.30 in the 1-meter event and came in eighth in the 3-meter competition with a 278.65 mark in his second outing wearing the blue and gold.

The Irish continue their south-bound swing Saturday with a dual meet against Auburn at the Martin Aquatics Center.

Friday Results:

1-Meter (6)

1. Joe Coumos (Notre Dame) 334.40

2. Nick Nemetz (Notre Dame) 324.35

3. Bradley Homza (Georgia Tech) 311.80

4. James Lichtenstein (Notre Dame) 295.15

5. Jordan Gotro (South Carolina) 284.45

6. Michael Kreft (Notre Dame) 278.00

7. Omar Eteiba (Georgia Tech) 257.30

T8. Lyle Markman (South Carolina) 250.65

T8. Cole Miller (South Carolina) 250.65

10. Ted Wagner (Notre Dame) 246.45

11. Peter Myers (Notre Dame) 242.30

3-Meter (6)

1. Cole Miller (South Carolina) 378.20

2. Nick Nemetz (Notre Dame) 353.35

3. Joe Coumos (Notre Dame) 343.25

4. Brad Homza (Georgia Tech) 329.55

5. Omar Eteiba (Georgia Tech) 327.40

6. Jordan Gotro (South Carolina) 318.10

7. Michael Kreft (Notre Dame) 306.50

8. Peter Myers (Notre Dame) 278.65

9. James Lichtenstein (Notre Dame) 249.55

10. Ted Wagner (Notre Dame) 232.80

11. Lyle Markman (South Carolina) 219.35

Lizzie Mikes,

Media Services Coordinator