Campbell Reaches 3-Meter Final at NCAA Zones

March 8, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -

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Senior Kari Campbell earned a spot in the women’s 3-meter final to lead the University of Wyoming on the second day of the NCAA Zone “E” Diving Championships on Tuesday. The event is being held in the Aquatic and Tennis Complex on the campus of Northern Arizona University.

“Kari (Campbell) did well today,” UW head diving coach Kyle Bogner said. “It was the first time she had made the 3-meter final at Zones, which is great. I was proud as she did everything she could.”

Campbell, a Laramie native, placed tenth in the field of 59 divers in Tuesday afternoon’s preliminaries with a score of 284.75. She ended the competition with a combined score of 560.90 to claim 15th in the 3-meter championship to lead UW.

Campbell’s 15th place finish on the 3-meter event became the highest finish for a Cowgirl at the NCAA Zones since Stephanie Ortiz placed third (635.60) in 2010. Amanda Fay had previously held the highest finish since Ortiz by placing 17th (559.40) in 2013.

Junior Keely Bishop closed out the second day with a 48th place finish in the 3-meter event. She posted a score of 226.10 for the Cowgirls.

“Jake (Rehmeier) just missed out on advancing to the finals, just like last night,” Bogner added. “But he placed higher than he has ever placed at Zones, which is impressive.”

For the second-consecutive day Rehmeier just missed on advancing to the evening’s final. Rehmeier took 19th in the men’s 1-meter event with a score of 266.60. Last season as a sophomore, Rehmeier claimed 22nd (276.90) for Wyoming.

“I believe we are looking good for tomorrow,” mentioned Bogner. "Both Keely and Kari have a shot at tower. Keely (Bishop) had great performances at conference where she proved she can compete with anyone and Kari (Campbell) is the school-record holder, so she definitely knows what she is doing.”

UW returns to action tomorrow for the final day of the NCAA Zone “E” Diving Championships. The women’s platform prelims will begin at 11:00 a.m., MT, while the finals will begin at 1:35 p.m. The men’s platform prelims are scheduled for 3:50 p.m., as the finals will start at 5:35 p.m.

The top-18 individuals in the preliminary rounds advance to the finals sessions in each competition. The top-five female and top-four male divers from each event at their respective zone diving meet will be eligible to compete at the NCAA Championships. Additional place finishers in each event at each zone will be eligible based on the number of student-athletes from that zone who finished in the top-16 In that event at the previous year’s NCAA Championships.