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Tuesday March 12, 2013Florida Divers Conclude Second Night of NCAA Zone Diving Championships

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida divers had four make the finals on the second night of the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships. The Gator men dove on the three-meter board while the women competed on the one-meter.

 

The women started the day off with the one-meter board. Freshman Kahlia Warner (Queensland, Australia) made her second final in as many events as she finished eighth overall. She scored a 285.35 in the prelims and a 286.05 in the final for a combined score of 571.40. 

 

Freshman Delaney Dye (Tallahassee, Fla.) finished 26th with a score of 228.30 and fellow freshman Emily Mosher (Cincinnati, Ohio) had a 207.95 in the prelims.

 

All three of the Gator men qualified for the three-meter final. Senior Sean Saley (Pompano Beach, Fla.) made his second final in two events of the championships. He finished ninth on the men’s three-meter board with an overall score of 660.60. He posted a first round score of 316.35 to qualify in 14th and then a 344.25 in the finals to move up to ninth.

 

Redshirt junior Christopher Jones (Palm City, Fla.) finished 17th and posted a combined score of 625.35. Jones finished the prelims tied for 18th with a 293.40 and came back to score a 331.95 in the final. Redshirt freshman Zach Hernandez (Johns Creek, Ga.) took 19th after scoring a 606.40 on the day. He posted a 323.60 in the prelims and 282.80 in the final.

 

Tomorrow will conclude the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships with the platform event. The women’s prelims are set to start at 10:30 a.m. and the men’s at 3:30 p.m. Gators Warner and Dye will be the only two competing.

 

Gator fans are encouraged to follow the swimming and diving program via Twitter or Facebook. A complete recap of each day’s events will be available on www.Gatorzone.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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