Campbell Lifts Divers at Zone Championship

March 10, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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University of Wyoming junior diver Kari Campbell qualified for her first NCAA postseason final of her career pacing the UW divers on the second day of the NCAA Zone "E" Diving Championship in Cadet Natatorium in Colorado Springs, Colo. She also became the first Cowgirl since Amanda Fay in 2013 to qualify for a final at the championship.

"I thought today went really well and we showed improvement," UW diving coach Chelsea Popplewell said. "Kari making the final was really a great experience for her and will help her in the future."

Campbell finished 15th in the 56-diver field with a tally of 532.30 on the 1-meter springboard. She recorded a score of 266.40 in the preliminaries to reach a spot in the finals. Sophomore Keely Bishop finished 31st with a tally of 246.45.

On the men's side, freshman Austin Rettinghouse finished 21st in the 26-diver field on the 3-meter springboard with a mark of 277.75. Sophomore Jacob Rehmeier finished 22nd with a tally of 276.90.

"We are so young and this experience will be great down the road for our kids," Popplewell said.

Wyoming wraps up the NCAA Zone "E" Diving Championship tomorrow with both the Cowboys and Cowgirls competing on the platform.