NCAA Zone C Championships - Day Two
March 13, 2004
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana junior Ryan Fagan placed eighth in the men's one-meter competition, while freshman Lindsay Weigle is fourth and classmate Heather Chapman is 15th in the women's three-meter competition after day two of the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships Saturday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. The weekend concludes with the men's and women's platform events at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Michigan's Jason Coben won the one-meter title with a score of 644.90, followed by Ohio State's Mitch Richeson (643.65) and Purdue's Clay Davis (588.80). Fagan finished with a total of 539.90. In the women's three-meter, Weigle's 475.70 trails Ohio State's Julie Broms (50..95), Purdue's Carrie McCambridge (497.65) and Minnesota's Rebecca Cornthwaite (476.35). Chapman posted a score of 425.60.
Fagan and Weigle each qualified for the NCAA Championships after Friday's competition, so IU head coach Dr. Jeff Huber is looking for his divers to maximize their opportunity this weekend.
"We got the monkey off our back by getting those two to qualify on the first day, so that allows them to dive in all three events (one-meter, three-meter and platform)," Huber said. "Ryan Fagan is a lot better than he showed today. I still think Lindsay is the class of that group. Today was good preparation for next week, because I think she is good enough to be a national champion."
Huber is also pleased with Chapman's progress.
"Heather Chapman did a very nice job today. She just missed one dive," Huber said. "She looked more like she is capable of. She has done some good stuff. She just needs more consistency."
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