NCAA Zone C Championships - Day Three
March 14, 2004
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana freshman Lindsay Weigle placed second in the women's platform, while IU junior Ryan Fagan took fifth in the men's platform in the third and final day of the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships Sunday afternoon at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Fagan moves on to the NCAA Men's Championships March 25-27 in East Meadow, N.Y., while Weigle will compete at the NCAA Women's Championships March 18-20 in College Station, Texas.
Weigle posted a score of 397.25 in the platform event, second only to Michigan?s Tealin Keleman's 402.40. Weigle's score easily outdistanced Ohio State's Ashley Bourland (383.55) and Minnesota's Holly Jakits (383.55). Fagan's final score of 418.60 fell behind Purdue's J.R. Hillis (457.50), Michigan's Jason Coben (449.85), Purdue's Josh Karshen (438.20) and Minnesota's Ben Herdt (430.50).
Weigle is a two-time defending Junior National champion, but she will be the first to acknowledge the adjustment to collegiate diving.
"I am really excited to qualify in all three events, especially as a freshman," Weigle said. "I feel that I am diving well right now, but I still have a lot to improve on, like being more aggressive."
Indeed, Huber feels that the best is soon to come.
"Lindsay has a very competitive list of dives, and she has even beefed up her list on the 10-meter," Huber said. "Three of her five optional dives are new, but that is what she needs to do to be a national champion and compete internationally."
According to Huber, Fagan is also peaking at the right time.
"Ryan may have the toughest list of fives of anyone in the conference," Huber said. "Since we redshirted some kids this season, he has been diving on his own and doing a terrific job. He has a real sparkle to his diving right now, and if he is ready to let it shine, he will surprise some people."
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