Monday March 11, 2013Two Gators Advance to Finals in First Night of NCAA Zone Diving
The Florida diving team had two divers advance to the finals on the first day of NCAA Zone B Diving Championships. The men competed on the one-meter board, while the women dove on the three-meter board.
Senior Sean Saley (Pompano Beach, Fla.) advanced to the finals of the men’s one-meter boards with his score of 301.20. He was in sixth place after the prelim action and then scored a 305.55 in the finals to post a combined score of 606.75 and finish ninth overall. Only the top two finishers in the men’s events advance to the NCAA Championships.
Just missing the cutoff for the finals was redshirt junior Christopher Jones (Palm City, Fla.) who finished 20th with a score of 273.50. Redshirt freshman Zach Hernandez (Johns Creek, Fla.) was 23rd after posting a score of 265.85. The field included 33 divers from schools across the southeast.
On the women’s side, freshman Kahlia Warner (Queensland, Australia) secured a spot in the three-meter final after posting a score of 314.90. The top 18 moved on the finals, where Warner finished seventh overall with a combined score of 638.15. From there only the top four move on to compete at the NCAA Championships.
Fellow freshman Delaney Dye (Tallahassee, Fla.) finished 21st on the three-meter board with a score of 269.50. Also competing for the Gators was freshman Emily Mosher (Cincinnati, Ohio) who finished 30th after scoring a 239.05.
The divers will be back in action tomorrow with the men taking on the three-meter board and the women taking on the one-meter.