Wyoming Diver Mark Murdock Places 12th at U.S. Senior Nationals

Aug. 16, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming diver Mark Murdock finished his efforts at the 2009 AT&T National Diving Championship on the platform board last Saturday. Murdock finished 12th in the final round after a successful weekend in earlier rounds.

"Mark didn't dive as well as he could have in the final round," said UW diving coach Ben Herdt. "He did a great job in the earlier rounds, but this weekend was a lot of diving for him that he is not used to. He gained great experience at nationals that will help him in the future."

Murdock scored 316.9 in the final round. Although Murdock did not advance farther, he did pre-qualify for next year's senior nationals.

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