March 15, 2010

Competition Concludes at Zone Diving Championships

Meneses and Rosenberg Both Make Finals

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Competition concluded at the Zone Diving Championships Sunday.  Sophomore Rachel Rosenberg and freshman Paige Meneses both competed for Yale and had two of the strongest performances in recent history.

In the one-meter diving on Friday, Rosenberg qualified for the finals, placing 14th with a score of 224.70.  Meneses just missed out on the night session with her score of 211.50.  The top 18 divers advanced to the finals and Meneses finished in 22nd

In the finals, each girl was given six dives.  Rosenberg put up a score of 456.70 and took 12th.  The winner, Meili Carpenter of Buffalo, won with 626.20 points.

Both Rosenberg and Meneses qualified for the finals in the three-meter diving.  Rosenberg took 15th in the preliminaries with a score of 233.65, while Meneses took 17th with her score of 228.60. 

In the night finals, Rosenberg remained in 15th with a total score of 477.25.  Meneses improved her spot by one and finished in 16th with a score of 467.10.  The event was won by Amanda Burke of Rider University with a score of 672.30.

Despite their strong performances, neither diver will advance to the NCAA Championships later this week.  Yale will have two swimmers competing at the championships.  Senior Susan Kim and freshman Alex Forrester will each be swimming two events.

Report filed by Charles Moore ’10, Yale Sports Publicity