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Divers miss 1m finals

Divers miss 1m finals

AUSTIN, Texas – University of Arkansas’s Kesha Naylor finished 19th on the one-meter springboard competition at the 2011 NCAA Zone ‘D Diving Championships at the University of Texas on Saturday.

The freshman posted a six-dive score of 250.75. She scored her highest scores from the judges on her fist dive of the day with an inward 1 ½ somersault pike. She received 7.0 from all but one judge for the dive.

"For as good as we did yesterday, we just didn’t do that today," diving coach Dale Schultz said. "Today was a weird day. The divers who did really well yesterday, didn’t do well today."

Junior Alex Roman was 22nd overall. She marked 244.25 with her best score coming on her second dive of the day with a back 1 ½ somersault pike. A score of 236.60 earned Liana Bugslag a 26th-place finish. An inward 1 ½ somersault pike was Bugslag’s best dive of the day with two 7.0 scores from the judges.

"Tomorrow is another day," Schultz said. "We just have to come out and dive. There are only three spots to fill for the national meet and we want those."

The 2011 edition of the NCAA Zone ‘D Diving Championships wraps up on Sunday with platform diving. The preliminary round begins at 11 a.m. with the finals directly after.

Download: 3m results.pdf

Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)