Hoosier Qualify Second Diver for NCAA Championships
March 15, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Although he finished seventh today on the 3-meter springboard, junior Emad Abdelatif has earned a spot at the NCAA Championships based on the finishes at today's NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.
Qualifications conclude Saturday with the platform event.
Junior Darian Schmidt led the way with a second-place showing on the 3-meter, tallying a score of 799.60 through prelims and finals. Because he and winner Greg Ferrucci of Kentucky had already qualified for the meet, Abdelatif's fourth-place finish on the 1-meter yesterday leave him high enough on the qualifying charts to get one of nine available spots in Zone C. Abdelatif tallied 748.95 points for his finish today.
In women's 1-meter springboard competition, Kate Hillman finished 11th with a score of 531.50. Amy Cozad placed 31st on the 1-meter with a score of 241.10. Cassidy Kahn was 35th, tallying 233.75 points.
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