NA’s Connor Kuremsky King of WPIAL Diving with 4th Straight WPIAL AAA Title
Saturday, February 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Many folks think grand slams are reserved for baseball only. Others think more along the lines of professional tennis and golf. Maybe you think a grand slam is for breakfast. North Allegheny senior Connor Kuremsky defined his own version of the grand slam at Pine-Richland High School today when he not only captured the WPIAL Class AAA gold medal for the fourth consecutive year, but also broke his own WPIAL diving record for the fourth time with another tremendous showing.
Kuremsky, who set the WPIAL record last year with a mark of 591.50, came into his 11th and final dive needing 50.2 points to set the record for the fourth time. The Stanford bound senior earned 66 points on his final dive to finish with an overall score of 607.30, 15.8 points better than his previous high. Although it was very hard to overlook the dominating performance again from Kuremsky, several other divers had strong showings of their own. Fox Chapel's J.B. Kolod, who was battling the flu, earned the silver medal with a score of 539.00. The senior took home the bronze last year. Pine-Richland sophomore Dominic Giordano earned this year's bronze medal with a tally of 466.00. Giordano placed 7th in last year's championship. J.T. Perryman, a senior from Upper St. Clair, finished fourth for the second straight year with a score of 455.70 points.
Next up for the top four AAA boys' divers, the PIAA State Diving Championships set for Saturday March 19th at Bucknell University. Kuremsky, who has also won state gold three consecutive years, also owns the PIAA record diving mark of 543.85 points which he set last year.
WPIAL BOYS CLASS AAA DIVING RESULTS:
1. Connor Kuremsky