Abdelatif Earns Spot at NCAA Championships
March 14, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Indiana University senior Emad Abdelatif became the second Hoosier diver to book his ticket to the NCAA Championships with a win on the 1-meter springboard at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
Sitting in third place after prelims with a score of 328.60, Abdelatif came back in finals to win over Purdue's Layne Rogers, 685.25-685.15. Both will move on to the NCAA meet with those finishes as Abdelatif joins Darian Schmidt, who qualified yesterday by winning the 3-meter springboard competition.
In women's qualifying on the 3-meter springboard, Kate Hillman finished 24th in prelims with a score of 259.75.
Qualifying for the NCAA meets ends Saturday with both the men and women competing on the platform.
Also, in action overseas, IU freshman Jessica Parratto and partner Anna James finished seventh in the women's 10-meter platform synchro with a score of 261.78 at the FINA Diving World Series in Beijing, China.
Eight men and nine women from Zone C will qualify for the NCAA Championships. Below is the order of priority for earning a spot at the NCAA meet. Those in bold have earned a spot.
1. Winner of Platform 2. Winner of Three-meter - Darian Schmidt, Indiana/Kaixuan Zhang, Southern, Ill. 3. Winner of One-meter - Casey Matthews, Purdue/Emad Abdelatif, Indiana 4. Second-place Three-meter - Jamie Bissett, Purdue/Christa Cabot, Kentucky 5. Second-place One-meter - Wenting Zhang, Illinois St./Layne Rogers, Purdue 6. Third-place Three-meter - Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky/Michelle Cabassol, Purdue 7. Third-place One-meter - Kaixuan Zhang, Southern Ill./Joseph Coumos, ND 8. Second-place Platform 9. Fourth-place Three-meter - Stephen Ettienne, Ohio St./Tricia Grant, Oakland 10. Fourth-place One-meter - Christa Cabot, Kentucky/Jamie Bissett, Purdue 11. Fifth-place Three-meter - Joseph Coumos, Notre Dame/Wenting Zhang, Illinois St. 12. Third-place Platform 13. Fifth-place One-meter - Carey Chen, Michigan/Stephen Ettienne, Ohio St. 14. Sixth-place Three-meter - Emad Abdelatif, Indiana/Mary-Beth Dunnichay, Purdue 15. Sixth-place One-meter - Lindsey Streepey, Notre Dame/Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky 16. Fourth-place Platform 17. Seventh-place Three-meter - Joshua Arndt, Indiana/Danielle Hulvey, EMU 18. Seventh-place One-meter - Danielle Hulvey, Eastern Michigan/Nicholas Nemetz, ND 19. Eighth-place Three-meter - Layne Rogers, Purdue/Emma Gaboury, ND 20. Fifth-place Platform 21. Eighth-place One-meter - Allison Casareto, Notre Dame/Joshua Arndt, Indiana 22. Ninth-place Three-meter - Alex Chan, Eastern Michigan/Casey Matthews, Purdue 23. Ninth-place One-meter - Fengting Chen, Southern Illinois/Darian Schmidt, Indiana 24. Sixth-place Platform 25. 10th-place Three-meter - Zachary Peterson, Kentucky/Taylor Ford, OSU 26. 10th-place One-meter - Michelle Cabassol, Purdue/Timothy Faerber, Michigan 27. 11th-place Three-meter - Timothy Faerber, Michigan/Alison Menzies, MSU 28. Seventh-place Platform 29. 11th-place One-meter - Tricia Grant, Oakland/Alex Chan, Eastern Michigan 30. 12th-place Three-meter - Kegan Skelton, Southern Illinois/Carey Chen, Michigan 31. 12th-place One-meter - Lauren Dark, Eastern Michigan/Zachary Peterson, UK
Men's 1-Meter 1. Emad Abdelatif - 685.25 (328.60 prelims) 8. Joshua Arndt - 610.95 (294.15 prelims) 9. Darian Schmidt - 606.10 (281.80 prelims) 20. Andrew Hull - 276.40 prelims 23. George Andrews - 269.60 prelims 30. Danton Rogers - 214.75 prelims
Women's 3-Meter 24. Kate Hillman - 259.75 prelims
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