Carlton Earns NCAA Berth; Hazes, Fagan Very Impressive At Zone Meet
March 15, 2003
Oxford, Ohio - Of all the impressive diving results turned in by IU divers at today's NCAA Zone "C" Diving Regionals, which concluded today on the campus of Miami (Ohio), Indiana head diving coach Dr. Jeff Huber had to be most pleased with the performance by senior Lori Matthys. Her second place finish to IU senior Sara Hildebrand in the 10-meter platform finals earned the Blue Grass, Iowa, product the first NCAA Championship berth of her career. In addition to Matthys' tremendous effort, redshirt freshman Ryan Fagan finished third on three-meter, which was the most impressive effort of his collegiate career. With only four spots available to men divers in Zone "C", however, Fagan narrowly missed qualifying for NCAAs on 3-Meter and senior Adam Hazes, despite a second-place finish on 10-Meter platform, also missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
In today's action, Matthys, Hildebrand, and juniors Marc Carlton and Cassandra Cardinell earned NCAA berths. Hildebrand, after a disappointing sixth-place finish on 3-Meter on Friday, bounced back in championship fashion, earning first-place finishes on both 1-Meter and platform. Carlton finished second on 3-Meter and third on platform.
On Women's 10-Meter, Indiana finished swept the top three positions. Hildebrand emerged victorious with a score of 411.25, while Matthys was second (407.65) and Cardinell third (399.75). Hildebrand also finished first on 1-Meter, outdistancing second-place finisher Lisette Planken of Iowa, 585.15-583.55. Cardinell was third with a score of 552.05.
The 2003 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships begin Thursday at Auburn, Ala.
On the men's side, Indiana dominated on 3-Meter as Hoosiers occupied four of the top eight spots. Carlton earned his NCAA berth with a second place finish (538.00), trailing only Iowa's Timo Klami. Fagan was third (520.10), while Hazes was fifth and senior Brian Mariano finished eighth (461.15). Hazes (469.95), Carlton (463.00), Mariano (406.00), and Fagan (321.15) finished second, third, seventh, and 10th, respectively, on 10-Meter platform.
The 200 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will be held in Austin, Texas, from March 27-29.
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