Vargas and Helling Shine in the ACC Finals

Jesco Helling

Helling held sixth place throughout the sixth round, scoring his best dive in the fifth round. His 3½ forward pike somersault recorded scores of 7.0 and 7.5, for a total of 68.20

“David and Jesco had a very solid day,” said FSU head diving coach John Proctor. “David came in and did a great job adjusting and preparing for the playoffs and Jesco really stood out. He came into freshman last year and had to deal with an injury and he’s still going strong. I can’t wait to see what these guys and our ladies can do the rest of the week.

In the women’s 1-metre diving preliminaries, rookie Izzy Gregersen led the Noles on the boards, scoring 218.55 for 30th place.

Thursday’s preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free heats. The top 24 will advance to the final. The men’s 1 meter preliminaries will begin at 1 p.m. and the top eight divers will qualify for the finals.

The finals will start at 6 p.m.

After two events, the No. 21 men’s team is third with 97 points, while the No. 24 women’s team is 10th with 46 points.

All sessions will be available for viewing via the ACC Network Extra. The ACC Network will be rebroadcasting select sessions throughout the week:

Wednesday, February 16: 5-8 p.m. ET (Day 1 Finals)

Thu, Feb. 17: 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (Day 2 Finals)

Friday, February 18: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ET (Day 3 Finals)

Saturday, February 19: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET (Day 4 Finals)

Sunday, February 20: 8:30 a.m. to noon ET (day 5 finals)

Wednesday schedule

500 free, 200 individual medley, 50 free, 1 meter men

Preliminaries, 10 a.m. – https://noles.co/3oPF4hg

Finals, 6 p.m. – https://noles.co/3uSjEE3

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