Georgia Tech swimming and diving’s Matt Casillas finishes fourth in men’s platform dive
Georgia Tech sophomore breaks school record in 500 free finals
Two season-best performances in relays; Matt Casillas finishes 10th in 3-meter diving
Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving and the men’s diving portion of the ACC Championships are set for this week in Greensboro, N.C.
Georgia Tech swimming and diving swept the Emory Eagles in dual meet action on Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center
Before Tech: Was a four-year member of the diving team at Yorktown High School under coaches Bobby Meeks and Amy Kress ... A three-time all-American (2015, 2016 and 2017) and an all-state honoree (2014) in the 1-meter dive ... Was awarded the Virginia High School League Award of Excellence as a sophomore in 2015 ... Finished fourth overall in the 1-meter dive (450.95) at the 2017 Virginia 6A State League Championships ... Also finished fourth in the 1-meter dive (485.15) at the 2017 Virginia 6A North Region Championships ... Recorded a third-place finish in the 1-meter dive (497.00) at the 2016 Virginia 6A Conference 6 (Liberty) Championships and followed that performance up with a fifth-place finish in the 1-meter dive (468.90) at the 2016 Virginia 6A North Region Championships ... Placed sixth overall in the 1-meter (452.25) at the 2016 Virginia 6A State High School League Championships ... Finished fifth in the 1-meter at the state championships (460.25) and at the regional championships (416.75) in 2015 ... Recorded a fifth-place finish in the 1-meter (450.80) and a sixth-place finish in the 1-meter springboard (269.95) at the 2016 USA Diving National Zone D Meet ... Also placed second in the 1-meter (492.00) and third in the 3-meter (449.90) at the 2016 USA Diving Junior Region 7 Championships ... A member of the Dominion Dive Club and the Overlee Dive Team ... Was a four-year member of the honor roll and was awarded the YHS ROCS Award in 2014 ... Was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) ... Graduated with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Bussiere Kreider ... Son of Gene and Lori Kreider ... Born on June 30, 1999 in Arlington, Va. ... Has two older sisters -- Erica and Kaitlin ... Father, Gene, played football and ran track at Central Methodist College (1980-81) ... Chose Tech because of its amazing engineering program, the wonderful swimming & diving program and the beautiful campus ... Plans to major in civil engineering.
|Kreider's Career Top Scores (through 11/30/17)|
|1-meter||320.18||vs. Delta State (10/28/17)|
|3-meter||347.55||vs. Delta State (10/28/17)|
|Platform||222.20||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|