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Pine-Richland's Giordano breaks WPIAL diving record

| Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Louis Raggiunti | Pine Creek Journal Dom Giordano is hopeful to earn PIAA gold to go along with his WPIAL championship.

As if winning the WPIAL diving championship last week was not awesome in and of itself, Pine-Richland's Dom Giordano set a WPIAL record with a score of 610, breaking the mark set by Connor Kuremsky.

The impressive gold-medal finish allows the opportunity for Giordano to try to break Kuremsky's PIAA mark of 599.50 that was established in 2011.

“I am really happy,” Giordano said. “Connor is a former club teammate, and I think his coach thought that record was going to be around awhile.”

Giordano said he really wanted a strong finish to his senior season and hopes this momentum carries over to the state meet March 13-16 at Bucknell University.

“I will continue to train and work hard, and I will forget about states for now,” he said.

The senior doesn't want to over-prepare, rather just continue to practice and keep up the consistency that has gotten him this far.

“The mental part won't kick in until I get there,” he said. “I do the dives in my head, and then don't think about them until it happens.”

Jerry Clark is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-779-6979 or jeclark@tribweb.com.

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