July 20, 2012
Rising senior Brent Sterling won the 1-meter springboard Friday at the USA Diving National Preliminary Zone B Championships in Moultrie, Ga.
Sterling defeated multiple collegiate divers at the event, including those in the SEC, and led the field in both the preliminaries and the finals. By placing in the top five, Sterling qualified for AT&T National Diving Championships next month in Greensboro, N.C.
Fellow rising senior Jordan Mauney finished eighth.
"I'm proud of Brent's performance and the fact that he has earned the opportunity to dive at Summer Nationals," Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington said. "He was very solid in both the prelims and the finals. Jordan also had a very good day, diving a career best in the event."
Scores were unavailable for the day's competition.
Sterling and Mauney are diving on the 3-meter springboard Saturday. Mauney is also diving on the platform Sunday.