April 20, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming Cowgirl divers Stephanie Ortiz and Emily Huth are currently competing at the Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships in Coral Springs, Fla. Sunday, Ortiz and Huth competed on three-meter springboard.
Ortiz had the top finish of the two as she scored 208.85 and placed in tenth. That finish qualified Ortiz for the semifinals that will be later in the week. Huth did not manage to qualify as she scored 182.80 and placed in 26th.
"It is a great accomplishment for Stephanie to qualify," said UW diving coach Ben Herdt. "She had an off day, but still was able to make it. Emily was in her first meet like this and was nervous and had an off day as well."
Monday the two Cowgirls will compete on one-meter. The top 17 spots will advance to the semifinals. Monday's competition will also be in Coral Springs, Fla.