Members of the Florida State diving team will eye qualifying for the NCAA Championships this week at the 2018 NCAA Zone B Championships which will be held at the University of Tennessee from March 5-7 at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.
“The Zone meet is very stressful but it’s just another meet,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “My crystal ball is in the shop; it’s never worked all that well to begin with. They have to do what they’re supposed to do every time they suit up. We have to go out there and execute and if we can do that, it’s going to shake out how it’s supposed to.”
Sophomore Molly Carlson and Ayla Bonniwell will look to advance to their second career NCAA meet while seniors Blaire Mulka and Caroline Gerhard are looking for their first bid.
All four divers on the men’s team will look to advance, despite competing in one of the toughest zones in the country.
Senior Tyler Roberge will be eyeing his third NCAAs, while sophomore Aidan Faminoff and Cameron Thatcher are looking to qualify for the their second. Freshman Joshua Davidson is seeking his first career bid.
Prelims on Monday will start at 11 a.m. featuring women’s 1-meter and men’s 3-meter. Tuesday’s prelims will also begin at 11 a.m. with men’s 1-meter and women’s 1-meter will follow. Platform will be contested on Wednesday starting at 10 a.m.
The top 18 divers from prelims will advance to finals immediately after, with scores carrying over.
In the women’s meet, the top seven divers from both 1-meter and 3-meter in addition to the top nine will advance to NCAA’s. The men will qualify the top six from both springboard events and seven on platform.
Live scoring will be available on divemeets.com. For more information on FSU swimming and diving visit Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Courtesy Christa Salerno