IOWA CITY, Iowa – All four of Arkansas’ divers took to the three-meter springboards to open day one of competition at the 2015 Zone Diving Championships, Monday afternoon.
Freshman diver Nicole Gillis led the Razorback charge, scoring in the top-18 of the three-meter boards prelims to earn a spot in the finals (303.70). Gillis then narrowly missed the NCAA qualifying top-10, amassing a 320.55 score for a total of 624.25 points, good for 13thplace.
Juniors Hannah Bortnick and Shelby Bartlett were the next out for Arkansas, diving to a 22nd (287.90) and 29th (287.90) place, respectively. Senior Meghan Clark then secured 29th place with a score of 266.15.
The Razorbacks will all return to action on Tuesday to take on the one-meter springboards.
The zone diving meets then serve to qualify divers for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Arkansas will be competing in Zone D. Zone D is allocated eight qualifiers for the one-meter springboards, ten qualifiers in the three-meter boards and nine qualifiers in the platform. Unlike previous years, qualifying divers will only participate in the dives they qualified in.
Live diving results can be found here.
The Razorback swimming team will next take to the pool in the NCAA Championships in Greensboro, N.C., on March 19-21.
Three-Meter Diving (Prelims)
Nicole Gillis – 14th (303.70) Q
Hannah Bortnick – 22nd (287.90)
Shelby Bartlett – 29th (266.15)
Meghan Clark – 246.30 (246.30)
Three-Meter Diving (Finals)
Nicole Gillis – 13th (624.25)
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