March 14, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- The Florida State diving team continued its quest to qualify for the NCAA Championships on Saturday with the men competing on the three-meter and the women the one-meter.
Junior Terry Horner was the highest finisher for the Seminoles on the day placing seventh on the three-meter with a 12-dive total of 707.40. Senior Dan Frebel was right behind in eighth with 681.60 points. Senior Scott Derner also made the finals finishing in 14th (643.25). Horner has already made the field for the NCAA Championships based on his third-place finish on the one-meter on Friday.
“I though we dove well today and I’m glad that Terry is already in,” FSU diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. “I think Dan’s score today may get him in and he still has his best event [platform] tomorrow.”
On the women’s side freshman Lisi Rowland was once again the highest finisher for FSU, this time on the one-meter. Rowland was 15th with a 12-dive total of 496.15. Juniors Katie Sirounis and Aleia Monden also made the finals finishing 16th (494.65) and 17th (490.25) respectively. Sophomore Katherine Adham placed 23rd (237.30).
“The women’s field is absolutely loaded which will make it tough to get in,” Jeffrey said. “I think a couple of our girls have a shot on the platform if they dive like they are capable of.”
The Zone B Championships will conclude on Sunday with the men and women both competing on the platform. For live scoring beginning at 11:00 a.m., visit www.seminoles.com.