Wednesday March 12, 2014Florida Divers Wrap up Season at NCAA Zone Regionals
Florida Diving’s season came to an end at the three-day NCAA Zone ‘B’ Diving Regional Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Nine women and seven men emerged out of each field with a spot at the NCAA Championships.
Selections are built on a tier based formula that takes into consideration combined prelims and finals places on both springboards and platform. Sophomore Kahlia Warner displayed a career best platform score of 284.10 in prelims and finished with a 10-line total of 539.95, which placed her sixth overall in the event. After finaling on both springboard events at the Southeastern Conference Championships, Warner’s performance was a personal best at the Zones meet and her highest finish ever in a championships format on platform.
Both Warner and Delaney Dye made finals on one-meter. Warner placed 11th with a 12-line total of 580.60 and Dye placed 17th with a 12-line total of 534.90. Warner also was a finalist on three-meter, posting a 12th place finish and 12-dive score of 626.85. Emily Mosher competed on all three boards and enjoyed her highest finish on three-meter, 24th, with a score of 263.75.
On the men’s side, Zachary Hernandez narrowly missed his career best in a 13th place finish on platform, ending with a six-dive total of 271.90. Chris Jones made the finals on one-meter and finished 17th overall with a 12-line score of 539.25.
Swimmers Already Invited: Florida women have qualified 14 swimmers and all five of their relays. Men’s rosters are expected to be released today. NCAA rosters are capped at 17.
women’s NCAA Championship will take place from March 20-22 in Minneapolis,
Minn., and the men will compete a week later in Austin from March 27-29.
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