UW Diving Concludes Zone Championships

March 14, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas -

The University of Wyoming diving team finished up day three of the 2009 NCAA Zone "E" Championships in Austin, Texas on Saturday. One Cowgirl and three Cowboys competed in the finals.

Sophomore Allie Smith finished 12th overall with a final score 397.95. Smith was the only Cowgirl to compete on Saturday, and competed in the one-meter dive.

"Allie did great today and gained great experience this season, and in the Zone's," UW diving coach Ben Herdt said. "For Smith to be our only Cowgirl performing in the finals, we thought she did great."

On the men's side, diving the three-meter, sophomore Mark Murdock led the way. Murdock finished eighth overall with a final score of 592.75. Senior Tyler Miller came in thirteenth with a final score of 497.30. To wrap up the men's, sophomore Kyle Bogner finished fifteenth. Bogner's total score was 466.05.

"Mark did an okay job today, but just wasn't able to finish higher than eighth," said Herdt. "This was Tyler's last appearance as a Cowboy and I think he was very successful."

The finals of the Zone Championship marked the end of the UW Diving season.