Hoosiers Qualify Two; Notre Dame, Iowa Win Titles
March 10, 2004
Bloomington, Ind.-- Freshman Lindsay Weigle and junior Ryan Fagan qualified for the NCAA Championships in the one-meter and three-meter diving events on the first day of competition at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships held in the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington. Notre Dame's Meghan Perry-Eaton captured the women's title on the one-meter board while Iowa's Timo Klami captured the men's title on the three-meter.
"It was great to qualify two divers on the first day of competition," said Indiana head diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber. "It was a relief to get the qualifying spots early on in the championships. Now we can really concentrate on preparing for NCAA's."
A freshman from Bloomington, Weigle placed fourth with 523.00 points in the three-meter diving event. Fagan, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., took third place on the three-meter with 518.60 points.
"Both Lindsay and Ryan had good, steady performances today," said Huber. " They should be able to carry that momentum into the rest of the meet and into the NCAA Championships."
Freshman Heather Chapman also competed for the Hoosiers in the one-meter event, placing 17th with 466.85 points in the finals.
Perry-Eaton captured first place with a total of 564.30 on the one-meter while Klami was well out in front with 576.00 points in the three-meter.
Each athlete is competing for a chance to go to the NCAA Championships, which will be held later this month. There are 40 qualifying spots available throughout the five zones around the country. Zone C has 11 qualifying spots for the women and six for the men.
Competition at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships continue tomorrow with the women's three-meter and the men's one-meter competitions. Meet time is set for 12:00 p.m. The meet will conclude on Sunday with the men's and women's platform events.
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