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Aggie Divers Ready For Zones

March 07, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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Nine members of the Texas A&M men's and women's diving teams will travel to Iowa City, Iowa Thursday to compete in the NCAA Zone D Diving Regional Qualifiers.

Even without team scoring leader Grant Nel, the Aggie men's team divers are coming off of a combined 137-point performance at the 2012 Big 12 Championships.

Sophomore Hayden Jones led the Aggies on both of the springboard events with a pair of third place finishes. Jones finished with scores of 375.20 on the 1-meter and 405.70 in the 3-meter event.

Jones will be a part of a 4-diver entourage of Aggies at the Zone competition. Senior Grant Nel, Jones, and sophomores Antonio Page-Kahn and Adam Ruiz will all be competing for their chance to advance to the 2012 NCAA Championship meet.

The Texas A&M women's squad is coming off of a staggering combined 154-point performance at the Big 12 Championships led by a pair of wins by senior Janie Potvin.

Potvin took first place in record-setting style in the platform diving event as she broke the Big 12 Conference record with a score of 375.00.  Potvin also grabbed first in the 1-meter springboard event with a score of 303.40.

Potvin and fellow senior Jaele Patrick will lead a 5-member squad to the Zone D Regional meet. Joining Potvin and Patrick will be senior Jo Thibodaux, sophomore Jessica Macaylay and junior Rebecca St. Germain.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, March 8
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Women's 1-Meter Competition

5:30-8 p.m. - Men's 3-Meter Competition

Friday, March 9
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Men's 1-Meter Competition

4:30-8 p.m. - Women's 3-Meter Competition

Saturday, March 10
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Women's Platform Competition

2-4 p.m. - Men's Platform Competition


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