March 14, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Competing in her first career NCAA Zone "E" Diving Championships, University of Wyoming junior women's diver Amanda Fay finished the 3-meter springboard in 17th place of the 49-diver field with a final mark of 559.40, on Thursday at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"I am very proud of how Amanda and the team dove today," Wyoming diving coach Yahya Radman said. "She was just a few points shy of her personal best and she has been a pleasant surprise for us all season."
Fay was Wyoming's top finisher on the day in 17th after finishing 12th in the preliminaries with a mark of 294.60. Senior Sasha Andrie finished the preliminaries with a mark of 258.10 giving her 29th place.Freshman Eric McMillin, competing in his first career zone championships, earned a place in the championship final of the 1-meter springboard by placing 16th of the 29-man field in the preliminaries with a score of 298.70. McMillin returned to the final and finished 16th with a final mark of 589.05. Junior Derek Campbell finished the preliminaries in 21st with a final mark of 271.50.
"I was also very happy with how Eric dove today coming into this competition as a true freshman," Radman said. "For him to make finals in this field that features former Olympians and national champions is a testament to how hard he has worked all season."
The Zone "E" Diving Championships will continue on Friday with the women's 1-meter and the men's 3-meter. The women's competition will begin with the preliminaries at 11 a.m. followed by the finals at 1:45 p.m. The men will follow the women beginning at 4:45 p.m. with the preliminaries with the finals at 6:30 p.m.