Diving Sport – Dive Gear JP http://divegearjp.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:14:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://divegearjp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Diving Sport – Dive Gear JP http://divegearjp.com/ 32 32 An open letter from members of the Princeton Swimming and Diving community on Lia Thomas’ right to swim https://divegearjp.com/an-open-letter-from-members-of-the-princeton-swimming-and-diving-community-on-lia-thomas-right-to-swim/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:14:00 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/an-open-letter-from-members-of-the-princeton-swimming-and-diving-community-on-lia-thomas-right-to-swim/ The following is an open letter and reflects the views of the author only. For more information on how to submit to the Opinion section, click here. On Sunday, May 29, 2022, The New York Times published the following article: “What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports”. In the article, the women of […]]]>

The following is an open letter and reflects the views of the author only. For more information on how to submit to the Opinion section, click here.

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, The New York Times published the following article: “What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports”. In the article, the women of the Princeton University swim team reportedly have “collective frustration” over Lia Thomas, a trans swimmer on the University of Pennsylvania women’s swim team. The Princeton team reportedly met with the executive director of the Ivy League athletic conference and unnamed members of the Princeton swim team reportedly said allowing Thomas to swim “undermines[s] a half-century fight for equality for women in sport.

As current and former members of the Princeton Swimming and Diving team, we are writing this letter to clarify that the exclusive and discriminatory views expressed by these swimmers do not speak for our entire community. We hope this letter serves to underscore our support for trans athletes, their right to compete in all sports, and to ensure their safety in and among the Princeton University athletic community.

Our time at Princeton University taught us to be critical thinkers, to engage in discourse, and to conduct ourselves “in service to the nation and in service to humanity.” We extend this to mean that we have a moral responsibility to serve everyone and hope our fellow athletes recognize this important responsibility as fellow stewards of the Princeton motto.

Aurora Marsh (Lee) ’10

Brett Shiflett ’09

Charles Razook ’09

Christopher Breen ’08

Griffin Maxwell Brooks ’23

Joelle Milov ’09

Kasey Morris ’14

Lauren Shanley ’12

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Meir Hasbani ’07

Nicole McAndrew ’11

Yarden Fraiman ’09

Editor’s Note: The referenced New York Times article originally appeared in print with the headline: “Much Debate But Little Dialogue About Transgender Female Athletes.”

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Title IX: The Act Ensured Balanced Reductions During the Pandemic | Sports News https://divegearjp.com/title-ix-the-act-ensured-balanced-reductions-during-the-pandemic-sports-news/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 15:43:00 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/title-ix-the-act-ensured-balanced-reductions-during-the-pandemic-sports-news/ By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Journalist Title IX is still on Candice Storey Lee’s mind, and Vanderbilt’s athletic director thinks that’s how it should be for any administrator running college programs. “I hope it’s part of our DNA and shows in how we make day-to-day decisions,” Lee said. It was certainly at the height of […]]]>

By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Journalist

Title IX is still on Candice Storey Lee’s mind, and Vanderbilt’s athletic director thinks that’s how it should be for any administrator running college programs.

“I hope it’s part of our DNA and shows in how we make day-to-day decisions,” Lee said.

It was certainly at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. At times, Title IX was at the forefront of DA decisions. When schools considered what programs could be cut to save money as the spread of the virus shut down the sports world in 2020, the law banning gender discrimination was a major factor.

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It was an example of how Title IX guarantees gender equity in education and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal funds, such as the student financial aid.

“The law is supposed to shape decision-making and behavior, and it did,” Virginia athletic director Carla Williams said. “I think it will continue like this.”

Conformity can be measured in several ways, including whether the gender distribution of the overall program is proportional to that of all students. The aim is to guarantee equal participation opportunities for men and women as well as access to scholarships.

But the shutdown has created financial pressures, particularly for Division I programs with lost revenue from the canceled NCAA men’s basketball tournament and uncertainty over whether football – which largely funds the Olympic and less publicized sports programs – would continue.

Schools that chose discounts had to consider Title IX compliance numbers for the remaining programs. And ultimately, the cuts affected more men’s (47) than women’s (22) programs in Division I, according to data from The Associated Press and wrestling site Mat Talk Almanac.

“I would imagine it would have been a lot harder for anyone to consider cutting women’s sports,” South Florida athletic director Michael Kelly said. “Unless, if they already had a preponderance or excess of female sports and female student-athletes and student experience, then maybe they did. But I don’t know too many people who are in this situation.

East Carolina athletic director Jon Gilbert had to deal with the tough decision.

The American Athletic Conference member Pirates announced cuts to four programs — men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis — in May 2020, while citing a budget shortfall of $4.9 million. The school then announced plans in January 2021 to restart women’s programs while paying more than $189,000 in a settlement to avoid a gender equity lawsuit.

“Title IX is certainly hugely important for all that it stands for, and it’s definitely a factor when you’re going that route,” Gilbert said.

“As I mentioned before, it was an excruciating decision that still bothers me a lot on the human side. It’s not something I want to go through or our student-athletes or our department go through again. But financial difficulties are a reality and they continue to be a reality today.

Making the numbers work can be more difficult in schools with higher female-to-male ratios in the student body.

In Portland, in the West Coast Conference, where women make up about 60% of students, athletic director Scott Leykam said sports such as rowing often recruit visitors to campus. It was difficult when the campus closed amid the pandemic, although the pilots avoided cutting any of their 16 athletic programs.

“The other thing that we had to make decisions on…when everybody got that extra year of COVID redshirts, (was) making sure we balanced that male-to-female ratio,” Leykam said.

Financial challenges will always be an aspect of varsity sports, but more and more schools are finding ways to fund and expand women’s programs.

North Carolina’s efforts include the ongoing FORevHER Tar Heels campaign launched in 2019 to support 15 women’s programs with facility upgrades, scholarship needs, and mentorship programs. The campaign continues at the Atlantic Coast Conference school, which fielded women’s varsity teams in 1971 before the implementation of Title IX, even after surpassing a $100 million goal.

“I will say that (the campaign) of $100 million just for women’s athletics is something we’ve never focused on,” said UNC director of athletics Bubba Cunningham, who oversees a 28-sport program with 41 of the 57 upcoming women’s national team championships. sports. “And that’s a big goal of this campaign.”

At Vanderbilt, Lee’s department recently announced that the Southeastern Conference school would add women’s volleyball for the 2025-26 season, a resurrection for a program that was discontinued after 1979-80.

And in South Florida, the AAC program announced additions of women’s lacrosse for 2023-24 and women’s beach volleyball for 2024-25. That would push the Bulls to 12 women’s sports and 21 overall.

Kelly also points to an approximately $1.5 million summer project to renovate batting cages and pitching areas for baseball and softball, driven by a joint courier fundraiser emphasizing fair treatment. .

“I bet you 25 or 30 years ago, if I had a donor who only wanted to support, let’s just say baseball, the softball one would have fallen and lagged,” Kelly said, adding, ” But because our staff are educating themselves, becoming more aware of this as a whole, it has become a common project.

“In the end it worked very well because (the donors) understood that and I hope it will be an example for other projects that we do in the future.”

For Lee, in her second year as the first female AD in the SEC, it’s an example of what she hopes will be the norm for athletic administrators.

“I hope that over the next 50 years, this commitment to gender equity will really be embedded in who we are, in what we do every day,” Lee said.

“You hope that continues to create more opportunities at all levels, and not just for athletes but also for coaches, for administrators, for leadership, for CEOs,” she said. “I would just like to see it where we almost take it for granted, because it becomes a clear part of who we are.”

AP Sports Writers Hank Kurz in Charlottesville, Virginia; Anne M. Peterson in Portland, Ore.; and Teresa M. Walker in Nashville, Tennessee; contributed to this report.

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Marshall Pursues Classroom Excellence in APR Calculation https://divegearjp.com/marshall-pursues-classroom-excellence-in-apr-calculation/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:06:49 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/marshall-pursues-classroom-excellence-in-apr-calculation/ History links HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – Marshall University had eight athletic programs that achieved a perfect APR (academic progression rate) score in a single year (2020-21), the NCAA announced this week. The herd also featured 12 programs that improved or equaled their multi-year APR score from the previous year, with five […]]]>

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – Marshall University had eight athletic programs that achieved a perfect APR (academic progression rate) score in a single year (2020-21), the NCAA announced this week. The herd also featured 12 programs that improved or equaled their multi-year APR score from the previous year, with five of those teams tying or setting program records.

The APR became a measure of academic performance for Division I in 2003.

“Our student-athletes take on their academic responsibilities,” said christian spears, Marshall’s athletic director. “They know how to work and enjoy the education they receive here at Marshall. Thank you to our faculty and academic support staff who challenge our student-athletes and expect great results. These expectations lead to excellent results. Our student-athletes will compete in everything they do, and they appreciate their support and high expectations.”

The Thundering Herd programs with a perfect single-year APR score of 1000 were Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Swimming and Diving, and Tennis. With all eight teams with a perfect score, Athletics (983) scored above the national average of 980.

In the last five years of data (going back to 2015-2016, 2019-2020 data was not calculated due to the pandemic), women’s golf, swimming and diving achieved a perfect score on a single year each of the last five years . Softball has been perfect for the past four years. Women’s basketball has posted a perfect score in four of the past five years. Men’s golf has posted a perfect score for the past three consecutive years and tennis has reached the mark for the past two years.

Eight programs — men’s golf, softball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s soccer, swimming and diving, and volleyball — have a multi-year average APR equal to or greater than the national average of 983. The multi-year scores cover the academic years 2017-21. Marshall offers three programs that sport a multi-year perfect score of 1,000 in men’s and women’s golf, swimming and diving.

Men’s golf set a program record by achieving its first multi-year perfect score. Swimming and diving have maintained a perfect multi-year mark since 2015-16. Women’s golf recorded a perfect 1,000 for the fourth time in team history (since 2003) and the second year in a row. Softball matched its best mark from the previous year while baseball and men’s basketball set highs in their programs.

The NCAA Division I academic progression rate system was implemented in 2003 as part of an “ambitious academic reform effort,” according to the NCAA’s website. The APR holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of student-athletes through a team-based measure that considers the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term.

In the Herd’s final season at Conference USA, Marshall featured 296 student-athletes on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for a GPA of 3.00 or higher. The herd also sported 101 student-athletes who won the C-USA Academic Medal for a GPA of 3.75 or better, an all-time program record surpassing the mark of 90 set in 2021.

Ten athletes have also been honored in the past calendar year as members of their respective sport’s academy team with Olivia Gandee (women’s football), Pedro Dolabella (men’s soccer), Sarah Schank (volleyball), paige banton (swimming and diving), Madeleine Hart (swimming and diving), Aaliyah Dunham (women’s basketball), Liz Stefanic (tennis), tyler jones (men’s golf), sydney nest (softball) and Sidney Smith (women’s athletics).

—HerdZone.com—

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Tyler Onyango reveals Everton’s summer training regime following Anthony Gordon https://divegearjp.com/tyler-onyango-reveals-evertons-summer-training-regime-following-anthony-gordon/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/tyler-onyango-reveals-evertons-summer-training-regime-following-anthony-gordon/ Tyler Onyango is following in Anthony Gordon’s footsteps by undergoing an intense training regimen during Everton’s summer break. The midfielder has missed much of the 2021/22 season through injury, with a hernia problem notably ruling him out of the final stages of the campaign. However, he still made his Premier League debut last season, coming […]]]>

Tyler Onyango is following in Anthony Gordon’s footsteps by undergoing an intense training regimen during Everton’s summer break.

The midfielder has missed much of the 2021/22 season through injury, with a hernia problem notably ruling him out of the final stages of the campaign. However, he still made his Premier League debut last season, coming off the bench at the end of the defeat to Manchester City in November 2021.

He then made further appearances against Chelsea and Aston Villa for the first team, but spent the majority of his time on the pitch with the Under-23s during the season. However, the 19-year-old was part of a group of youngsters who trained regularly with the senior team at Finch Farm when fit, and will be looking to go further this time around.

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To help him out, the midfielder has teamed up with former Everton player Lee Molyneux, who has previously worked with Anthony Gordon and Jonjoe Kenny alongside their efforts with the club. The strength and conditioning coach posted a video to his Instagram detailing some of the work Onyango was doing, focusing on both his lower and upper body.

Molynuex also captioned his post, saying: “[Onyango] Made his Premier League debut last season and aged just 19 a few months ago, at 6’4 he is going to be an absolute monster on the pitch for the next 18-24 months. Humble, hardworking and mature.

“As I said about @anthonygordon 2 years ago, this boy will go to the top because [sic] I know he has the mentality and the mindset. Just a matter of time and seizing the opportunity when it presents itself. I can’t wait to see the journey and will do my best to help you out with that little % along the way.”

Onyango will be looking to impress Frank Lampard as soon as possible as Everton are set to return from a summer break in early July. As it stands, the only pre-season fixtures the Blues have fully confirmed are their clashes against Arsenal and Minnesota United as part of their United States tour next month.

Farhad Moshiri revealed last week that there will also be a friendly match at Goodison Park against Dynamo Kyiv to raise funds to support the people of Ukraine, with full details of that match yet to be confirmed. The Blues will also announce further summer first-team fixtures in due course.

Last summer, a number of youngsters involved in the club’s pre-season games with Charlie Whitaker flew to the United States to take part in the club’s tour and take their first step towards the senior team in the process, after some impressive appearances with the club’s Under-23s.

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New Jumping Place in Mostar is a great opportunity to develop the sport – Sarajevo Times https://divegearjp.com/new-jumping-place-in-mostar-is-a-great-opportunity-to-develop-the-sport-sarajevo-times/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:00:58 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/new-jumping-place-in-mostar-is-a-great-opportunity-to-develop-the-sport-sarajevo-times/ The renovated DuradzI jump square was opened in Mostar Friday, where young jumpers have been preparing for the jump from the Old Bridge for years. The opening ceremony also took place in the presence of legendary Colombian jumper Orlando Duque, a great friend of Mostar and our country. Jlegendary jumper Orlando Duque is a man […]]]>

The renovated DuradzI jump square was opened in Mostar Friday, where young jumpers have been preparing for the jump from the Old Bridge for years. The opening ceremony also took place in the presence of legendary Colombian jumper Orlando Duque, a great friend of Mostar and our country.

Jlegendary jumper Orlando Duque is a man who left an indelible mark on this sport and a great friend of Mostar.

“It’s nice to be in Mostar again. There’s always something about jumping here, now there’s a training jump square. I think it’s a great opportunity and I’m honored to be back in town for a sport I love. Told the Colombian who won all prices which could be won cliff diving.

Duke magnified the opening by jumping from the new jumpsquarejust like other jumpers, including the famous “swallow” from Sarajevo (last) Dino Bajrivsand the winners of the Old Bridge Vedad Ba jumpssIvs (swallow, 2020) and Emel Tiro (leg jump2021).

“This leap square Its very important. It can really be usedfull forlocal jumpers so they can prepare for lower altitudes. This is how we work, this is how we train, this is how we prepare for competitions. I think it’s a great way to develop the sport, to transmit the traditionnot young jumpers, to develop a better technique, and understand the different styles of jumping. I’m really proud that they managed to make a leap square like this in Mostar, Duke Explain.

Renovated and adapted to the development standards of this sport, jumping square will serve all jumpers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the world, with the aim of continuing to develop and breed traditional swallows, and to motivate so many young people return to This sport. They plan to organize competitions, workshops, and show jumping schools, in order to develop this sport and preserve more than four and a half centuries of tradition, unique in the world.

After saying goodbye to active competition, Duque is now sporting director of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship, which takes place in our country for the seventh time this year. The world’s elite in cliff diving will delight once again the audience with their incredible jumps on the Old Bridge on August 27e.

Maybe thanks to the renovated jump square, BiH will one day have its representatives at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championships, who will acquire the know-how at “Duradzik,” writes Klix.ba.

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Houston to launch Big 12 conference competition in 2023 https://divegearjp.com/houston-to-launch-big-12-conference-competition-in-2023/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:13:44 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/houston-to-launch-big-12-conference-competition-in-2023/ History links HOUSTON– The University of Houston today reached an exit agreement with the American Athletic Conference to end its decade-long membership on July 1, 2023, setting the stage for the Cougars to join the Big 12 Conference at the next fall. The move opens the door for Houston to […]]]>

HOUSTON– The University of Houston today reached an exit agreement with the American Athletic Conference to end its decade-long membership on July 1, 2023, setting the stage for the Cougars to join the Big 12 Conference at the next fall.

The move opens the door for Houston to begin Big 12 competition in all sports in the 2023-24 college year. Last September, the Big 12 presidents voted to expand the league with four schools. In addition to the Cougars, the University of Cincinnati, University of Central Florida (UCF) and Brigham Young University (BYU) have accepted invitations.

“We look forward to finishing strong in the American next year before starting a new era of Houston Athletics in the Big 12. The competition will be fierce, but we are prepared and ready for the challenge,” said Renu Khator. , University of Houston. President. “I am grateful to AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco and his team for their professionalism during our discussions. And while I look back with great pride on all that we have accomplished over the past decade, I I look forward to setting the bar even higher.”

“Today’s announcement comes with tremendous optimism and excitement. It is the product of many years of vision, leadership and dedication. As we look forward to the opportunity that is offered to us, we also thank the American Athletic Conference for the decade-long partnership,” said Chris PezmanHouston vice president for athletics.

Houston currently offers 17 athletic programs, including seven on the men’s side (baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, and track) and 10 on the women’s side (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, athletics and volleyball).

Over its track and field history, Houston has recorded 162 conference championships with 17 NCAA team national championships and 68 NCAA individual national crowns. The Big 12 Conference will be the seventh league Houston Athletics will participate in in its award-winning history.

Houston began track and field competition as a member of the Lone Star Conference from 1946-47 to 1948-49 and played the 1949-50 season in the Gulf Coast Conference. After one season as an independent, the Cougars played for nine seasons in the Missouri Valley Conference (1951-52 to 1959-60) before spending another 16 years as an independent (1960-61 to 1975-76 ).

From there, the Cougars joined the Southwest Conference where they competed from 1976-77 through the 1995-96 campaign. Houston played for 17 years in Conference USA (1996-97 to 2012-13) and has competed as a member of the American Athletic Conference since 2013-14.

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Faster, tougher and more athletic, Origin now has it all. https://divegearjp.com/faster-tougher-and-more-athletic-origin-now-has-it-all/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:18:21 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/faster-tougher-and-more-athletic-origin-now-has-it-all/ In its 43rd year, State of Origin finally has nothing to offer other than the dazzling quality of rugby league it can put on. Oversized musculature has replaced oversized personalities. The speed exceeded the stench. Players, who these days let their haircuts do the talking, are too tired of chasing the hyperkinetic version of today’s […]]]>

In its 43rd year, State of Origin finally has nothing to offer other than the dazzling quality of rugby league it can put on. Oversized musculature has replaced oversized personalities.

The speed exceeded the stench. Players, who these days let their haircuts do the talking, are too tired of chasing the hyperkinetic version of today’s game to have the energy to punch each other. No breath, no biff.

Which just leaves football. Imagine that. In middle age, Origin got a boost. A clean life at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night produced a dividend of intensity, errors and the finest stress fractures through which the brilliance could shine.

When the blue wall cracked, it shattered and toppled Queensland, winning a game in Sydney for the first time since 2017. Knocked down on their own turf a year ago, Queensland have sunk this far in the south that he would find it comfortable in the winter, and took the lead in the three-game series.

For the first time since 2019, a crowd of 80,512 was able to attend Homebush, and a sense of pent-up excitement was evident on both sides of the fence. With the winds blowing in from Antarctica, there were blue fingers and toes to go with the prevailing dress code.

Queensland and NSW both fought to shreds in the opening stanza. The slamming defense produced drop balls, forward passes and a scrappy attack. Along with a few inaccurate kicks, it at least had the benefit of breaking the predestined patterns that the coaches had drawn and accentuating the swirling-eye tendencies of the game to the point, at times, of sheer panic.

Valentine Holmes beats Daniel Tupou’s desperate dive to score the Maroons decisive try.Credit:Getty

Speaking of coaches, Queensland’s Billy Slater and his Blues counterpart Brad Fittler were blasted to commentate on the match as it unfolded. Moonlighting TV Commentators as Origin trains moonlighting as TV commentators, both were told to return to their daily jobs and were too cunning to say anything other than the obvious bleeding. It was curiously contemporary. Try this one on Wayne Bennett or Craig Bellamy, Channel Nine.

Some individual moments were provided by both teams’ outside backs, who bravely charged across the opposing front line to buy the toughest yards. Brian To’o, Xavier Coates (before he sprained his ankle), Selwyn Cobbo and Daniel Tupou ensured that no one could continue to describe the wingers as people who hang out with footballers.

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Arthur Albiero of Louisville Named President-Elect to the CSCAA Board of Directors https://divegearjp.com/arthur-albiero-of-louisville-named-president-elect-to-the-cscaa-board-of-directors/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:14:31 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/arthur-albiero-of-louisville-named-president-elect-to-the-cscaa-board-of-directors/ Courtesy: Louisville Athletics Arthur Albiero from the University of Louisville is newly elected to the Board of Directors of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America. He will begin his first term with immediate effect. Albiero will join the board as president-elect and serve until May 2024, when he will become president. Albiero […]]]>

Courtesy: Louisville Athletics

Arthur Albiero from the University of Louisville is newly elected to the Board of Directors of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America. He will begin his first term with immediate effect.

Albiero will join the board as president-elect and serve until May 2024, when he will become president. Albiero has been the head coach of the Cards since 2003. During his time at Louisville, he achieved national and international success. He was a member of the coaching staff for Team USA at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, in addition to being named head coach for the 2016 World Short Course Championships and the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships. Board members include Mandy DiSalle of Cincinnati (President), Clark Campbell of Kansas (past president), Matt Crispino of Princeton (secretary) and Matthew Barany of Richmond (Treasurer).

“I welcome Arthur Albiero as chair-elect of the ACSAA Board of Directors,” said DiSalle. “Arthur has valuable knowledge of the world of college swimming and diving. His expertise and leadership will help our organization for years to come and I look forward to working alongside him.

The ACSCA Board of Directors provides strategic oversight of the association in its efforts to serve and provide leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming and diving at the college level.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – America’s premier college coaching organization – is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming. & diving at college level.

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Dietrich ends Williams Grove drought https://divegearjp.com/dietrich-ends-williams-grove-drought/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 12:07:33 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/dietrich-ends-williams-grove-drought/ Danny Dietrich ended a nearly two-year drought at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. (Photo by Dan Demarco) MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Danny Dietrich ended a nearly two-year losing streak at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. His last victory on the track dates back to July 31, 2020. The first Bill Gallagher 5G To Win […]]]>



Danny Dietrich ended a nearly two-year drought at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. (Photo by Dan Demarco)

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Danny Dietrich ended a nearly two-year losing streak at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

His last victory on the track dates back to July 31, 2020.

The first Bill Gallagher 5G To Win main for the USAC East 360 sprints was scored by Alex Bright for his third circuit win of the year.

Bright’s victory was thrilling as the final eight laps saw the battle for the lead intensify.

Dietrich would eventually wire the field from pole for the 25-lap sprint car victory in 410, but he had his opponents who both met doom late in the race.

Dietrich came from the back of the pack on lap seven and initially struggled to start lapping cars before breaking free to extend a lead of more than five seconds on lap 10.

However, by then fourth starter Anthony Macri was second and knocked him down and by lap 15 Dietrich’s lead was reduced to 1.5 seconds.

Still in traffic with four laps to go, the lead’s advantage was reduced to less than half a second as Macri prepared for an overtake.

But as he came to the tape with three laps to go, his car suddenly sputtered and slowed as third runner Brent Marks nearly ran him over as the pair raced down the front straight.

Marks then turned his car into gear in second and set his sights on leader Dietrich.

With a pair of lapped cars between him and the leader, Marks drove every bit of his No. 19m into the first corner in a bid to put both cars behind him.

However, his move failed and he nearly wiped out the roders while spinning mid-corner to continue.

Her spin let Macri come back for second as Dietrich rushed to the ladies in the No. 48 Kauffman to take the win by 3.183 seconds.

It was the 26th victory of his career at Williams Grove.

Marks finished third followed by Freddie Rahmer and Kyle Moody.

Mark Smith started the USAC East Gallagher 30-lap Memorial on pole and took command of the field with Kenny Miller and Mike Thompson in pursuit.

Smith had an immediate lead on lap eight when the race’s first warning flag appeared for a puncture on Steve Wilbur’s rider.

Miller contested the lead on the restart before Smith broke free and stalked off the field again only to be slowed down once more with a lap to go.

Miller, Joey Amantea, Steve Drevicki and Alex Bright followed for the reboot.

Drevicki took a big step when the action returned to drive the low lane into second place with Bright moving up to fourth.

And then the red flag appeared with 12 laps to go when Mike Thompson and Amantea jumped out of the fast lane, exiting through turn four.

The two drivers got out of their car a few moments later.

The restart found Drevicki, Bright and point leader Briggs Danner chasing victory.

Drevicki pounced on Smith at the new green and took the lead on lap 20.

Smith briefly regained the lead on the lap, but Drevicki persevered to maintain control before Smith slowed to a stop with three laps to go.

This go-around, Bright, Danner and Kody Swanson gave the reboot chase.

And Bright was up for the challenge as he moved inside Drevicki as the duo descended the backchute on lap 24 before plunging into the lead as the duo engaged their cars on corner three.

Eyes then turned to Danner as he came forward to slide by Drevicki.

However, he ran out of time to round Bright, instead crossing the line in second.

Drevicki, Miller and Swanson rounded out the top five.

The end:

Feature (25 laps): 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Anthony Macri, 3. Brent Marks, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Kyle Moody, 6. Devon Borden, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Aaron Bollinger, 9. Tyler Ross, 10. Justin Whittall, 11. Dylan Norris, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Chase Dietz, 14. Dylan Cisney, 15. Steve Owings, 16. Dwight Leppo, 17. Bryn Gohn, 18. Anthony Fiore, 19. Chad Trout, 20. Brent Shearer, 21. John Walp

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New Zealand response puts England in trouble after bright morning of new era | England v New Zealand 2022 https://divegearjp.com/new-zealand-response-puts-england-in-trouble-after-bright-morning-of-new-era-england-v-new-zealand-2022/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://divegearjp.com/new-zealand-response-puts-england-in-trouble-after-bright-morning-of-new-era-england-v-new-zealand-2022/ Ben Stokes has packed his 30 years on this planet so much that his first outing as England’s permanent Test captain starting at breakneck speed and featuring more action than a Hollywood blockbuster, should probably come as no surprise. . And it’s not like we weren’t warned either. When Rob Key decided Brendon McCullum was […]]]>

Ben Stokes has packed his 30 years on this planet so much that his first outing as England’s permanent Test captain starting at breakneck speed and featuring more action than a Hollywood blockbuster, should probably come as no surprise. .

And it’s not like we weren’t warned either. When Rob Key decided Brendon McCullum was the perfect head coach to team up with Stokes, the director of men’s cricket told people to ‘buck up and get ready to race’. An opening day of 17 wickets and 248 runs played to the buzz of Lord’s, initially dominated by the hosts but with New Zealand fighting back in the final session, certainly lived up to that billing.

Indeed, in the end it was the tourists who came out on top, atoning for a rusty performance in which they were rolled for 132 in 40 overs by cutting England to 116 for seven from 36 in response. Zak Crawley had played a princely 43 to fall in the last soaring drive of his burgeoning Test career, while Alex Lees dug in for 25. But otherwise it was a string of low scores as Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee and Trent Boult went wild.

That surprising late slump of seven for 41 had simply continued the gripping mood of a first innings in which returning Jimmy Anderson and impressive debutant Matt Potts took four wickets apiece, Jonny Bairstow had three great catches and the game s stopped at 23 overs so the ground could cheer Shane Warne’s life. There was also a bad fall on the boundary rope that forced poor Jack Leach to be substituted in his first home Test in two years with concussion symptoms.

While this latest incident meant Matt Parkinson had to hit the motorway from Manchester to make an unexpected Test debut, arriving at 5.30pm with his side at bat it might be best to head back to the start. Stokes came out for the draw alongside Kane Williamson, avoiding the captain’s blazer; instead, he chose to wear a Test jersey with Graham Thorpe’s name and cap number on the back, a touching tribute to the team’s former batting coach who remains critically ill in hospital.

Williamson called correctly but things went south for the visiting skipper afterwards, with the world champions living up to pre-series fears over their readiness as they collapsed to 12-for-four in the 10th and 39 six at lunch. As good as the Home of Cricket menu may have been – a choice of lamb rump or grilled halibut for the players on that first day – we suspect it could probably have been better for the visitors.

But New Zealand is so phlegmatic that it may have managed to rationalize it all. After all, they had met two stellar operators in Anderson and Stuart Broad, veterans desperate to prove a point after the absurdity of their absence from the Caribbean tour, as well as the cricket county form horse in the eyed Potts flint. And as it turned out later, there was quite a bit of supply for tailors.

England’s Matt Potts, pictured losing at Trent Boult in New Zealand, had a dream start to his Lord’s debut before the afternoon struggles. Photography: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Anderson and Broad certainly hit a rich pace with the new ball, the pair playing the lengths Joe Root still demanded during the final days of his captaincy to vaporize New Zealand’s best order. Anderson was also up and running in just his second, Will Young poetically falling on a man who turns 40 next month after outswinging an outswinger to the cord and Bairstow grabbing a one-handed dive to his left.

Bairstow’s follow-up in round five was no less spectacular, rebounding by diving on his own initial fumble after Tom Latham’s drive on Anderson. The Yorkshireman’s third was at least less stressful with Devon Conway, a double centurion on his debut at this ground 12 months ago, struggling with Broad’s angle around the wicket and presenting a simple low grip.

Rarely could Potts have wished for a better position to enter the fray on the first change, or a more dreamlike start to his career afterwards. Rushing from Nursery End, his fifth ball escaped Williamson, varied the edge and handed Ben Foakes his first home run. Happy Days for young Pottsy, if you will.

The 23-year-old from Sunderland has certainly offered a point of difference to the big two, despite moving at a similar pace. He hit the splice hard at the back of a length in the main part – this method requiring Daryl Mitchell to cut his stumps to make it 27 for five – with the most complete delivery of the sucker which represented Tom Blundell, played without offering a shot, and tailender Ajaz Patel lbw in the afternoon.

Anderson bouncing off Jamieson and Southee in between meant he and Potts were vying for the honors roll. But in the end, a dose of cramp forced the youngster off the field two balls into his 10th, with Stokes taking over and claiming Boult’s final wicket. So far so good for the New England captain.

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In case of strains, however, the all-rounder was reflecting on the same issues that dominated the winter and forced the regime change in England. Although Boult and Southee squandered the new ball, the introduction of the giant Jamieson changed the complexion of events: he took advantage of Crawley’s latest lapse in judgment, teased a tame punch from Ollie Pope on seven and allowed his colleagues to pile in.

Among them was Colin de Grandhomme, who after carving out a helpful 42 with the bat ended Root’s first innings via a slash cut on the third slide. It was the first of five wickets to fall for just eight runs, with Southee trapping lbw Lees and taking off Stokes with an outswinger, and Boult then knocking down Bairstow and Potts with Foakes looking on the non-striking side.

After a promising start to the era, England had given in somewhat.

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