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Naylor places 7th in three-meter finals

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Naylor places 7th in three-meter finals

VICTORIA, British Columbia — University of Arkansas sophomore diver Kesha Naylor placed 7th in the finals of the three-meter dive on the last day of the Canadian Winter Diving Championships on Sunday.

Naylor placed 7th in the morning preliminary session of the three-meter and moved on to the finals, where she again placed 7th with a score of 271.20.

Razorback diving coach Dale Schultz commented that he was impressed with Naylor’s execution on Sunday against several members of the Canadian National Team.

"That was one of her best performances," Schultz said. "She was in a world class final."

Naylor wraps up a weekend at the Canadian Nationals in which she never placed worse than 12th, and qualified for the Canadian Olympic Trials in both the three-meter and the platform competitions.

"Kesha had a great weekend," Schultz said. "She grew and matured a lot. We’ve still got a ton of room for growth. She is setting herself up for a good run in the SEC and NCAA Championships this year."

Naylor was not the only Razorback representative diving on Sunday. Mandy Moran, who set the Arkansasthree-meter record in 2003 and trails only Naylor on the school’sall-time list, finished 6th in the competition with a score of 274.55. For more information about Razorback swimming and diving, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)