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Senior diver Nicole Bolt placed 10th on the three-meter springboard at the NCAA Zone B Championships

Friday March 11, 2005M & W Diving Competes at Day One of the 2005 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships

Atlanta, Ga.

Senior diver Nicole Bolt placed 10th on the three-meter springboard at the NCAA Zone B Championships

The University of Florida men's and women's diving teams enjoyed a solid first day at the 2005 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships as senior Zach Wilcox (Yarrow Point, Wash.) became the first Florida diver to qualify for the 2005 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Wilcox led the Florida men on the one-meter springboard event as he placed third with a total score of 696.75. Wilcox, who entered the finals in second-place with a score of 332.3, finished only three tenths of a point behind Georgia's Southeastern Conference one-meter springboard champion Chris Colwill, who placed second.

Sophomore Justin Schmidt (Falcon, Colo.) placed 14th as he dove to a final total of 593.55. Schmidt posted the 10th-best score to qualify for finals in the morning preliminaries as he totaled 311.75 points.

Sophomore Vitor Assuncao (Orlando, Fla.) recorded a total score of 580.65 to finish one spot behind Schmidt in 15th-place. Assuncao was the 16th-best qualifier for the one-meter springboard finals after recording a preliminary score of 286.85.

Junior Chris Comfort (Coral Springs, Fla.) recorded a score of 236.70 to register the 34th-best score in the competition. Despite his efforts, Comfort did not advance into the finals of the event.

Senior Nicole Bolt (Orlando, Fla.) entered the finals of the women's three-meter springboard event by posting the eighth-highest score of 286.35 to advance into the finals of the event. In the finals Bolt totaled 466.50 points to end the competition in 10th-place.

The 2005 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships continue tomorrow through Sunday, March 13, at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

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