Oneonta State diver Jermaine Miller and Hartwick College’s Kenny Kleso finished 17th and 18th in their respective events as the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships concluded Saturday at Shenandoah, Texas.
Miller, a junior, placed 17th in the 3-meter event. His score of 447.30 was 75 points better than his performance in the event at nationals last season. On Thursday, Miller was 23rd in 1-meter diving.
“I am so proud of how Jermaine performed on the 3-meter board,” O-State coach Chris Schuler-Ghiorse in a media sent by the college. “I know he was a little disappointed that he did not perform well in the 1-meter event, but he was so composed and made some of the best dives of his career. I am looking forward already to next winter to watch Jermaine go to the next level.”
Miller holds all of Oneonta’s diving records with the exception of the 3-meter event, which he fell just short of in placing second at the SUNY Athletic Conference championships last month. O-State’s 3-meter record is held by Red Dragons Hall of Famer David Wheeler, who set the mark while winning the D-III national championship in 1978.
Kleso finished 18th in the 200-yard breaststroke. His time of 2 minutes, 4.94 seconds is the second fastest in Hartwick history. He also joined Lydon Schultz, Miles Blaney and Brad Ranson on the Hawks’ 400 free relay team that finished 19th in 3:03.73.
Schultz placed 21st in the 100 free in 45.31.
On the women’s side, the Hawks Jade Woodend finished 31st in the 100 free in 52.24.
During nationals, Hartwick had three honorable mention All-American finishes and broke four school records.
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