AUSTIN, TEXAS – University of Arkansas junior diver Brieanne Kushner placed seventh on the three-meter springboard Friday in the opening day of the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Meet at the University of Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
Kushner was the top finisher for the Lady Razorbacks scoring a career-high 533.05 on the three meter. Her score puts her third in the Arkansas record book for championship three-meter diving.
Kushner has a chance of qualifying for the NCAA Championships with her seventh-place finish.
“Brieanne did a very good job finishing seventh and the three meter is the best event to finish where she did in terms of qualifying,” said diving coach Scott Reich. “We just won’t know till the last day.”
Sophomores Madison Palmer and Kellyn Williams took 20th and 21st, respectively. Palmer scored a 436.06, while Williams had a score of 376.35.
“There was some confusion when Madison dove and she performed a different dive than what the judges had written on paper, so she scored zeros across the board on one dive in the prelims and that really hurt her,” said Reich.
The NCAA Zone Meet continues tomorrow with the one-meter springboard competition.
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