Day one of Zone E Championships conclude for BYU dive
FEDERAL WAY, Wa. — At the conclusion of day one at the Zone E Championships, Mickey Strauss led the way for the Cougars with the highest finish among BYU athletes, placing ninth in the 1-meter dive with a total score of 671.45.
In a day that featured the men competing in the 1-meter dive event and the women competing in the 3-meter event, Strauss, alongside Chase Hindmarsh and Cody Dreesen, all placed in the top-20 of the field. Behind Strauss's ninth-place finish, Hindmarsh finished in eleventh-place with a 595.60, while Dreesen placed seventeenth with a 558.95.
The men will next compete in the 3-meter dive on Tuesday, Mar. 7, as the divers will look to finish inside the top-eight to be granted qualification into NCAAs.
For the women, Alexa Jackson was the solo dive athlete to participate for the Cougars in the 3-meter dive. Her 531.20 total score in the event was good for eighteenth place. The women will compete in the platform dive Tuesday, seeking a qualification for NCAAs in the event.
Tuesday's events will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT again, starting with the prelim dives. Event results can be followed on the BYU Swim and Dive social media pages on Instagram and Twitter, along with DiveMeets.com.
Men's and Women's dive to compete in Zone E Championships
FEDERAL WAY, Wa. — BYU's Mickey Strauss, Cody Dreesen and Chase Hindmarsh of the men's team alongside Alexia Jackson and Brooklyn Larson of the women's team will travel to Federal Way this week to compete in the 2023 NCAA Zone E Diving Championships. The meet will take place from Mar. 6-8 at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center.
The results to come at the Zone Championships will determine qualification for the NCAA Championships. Divers who place in the top-six for 1-meter, top-eight for 3-meter and top-eight for platform will receive an automatic qualification for NCAAs. In addition, an athlete who receives auto-qualification in one event, while also finishing top-12 in another will be granted NCAA qualification.
This year's Championships are set to begin with the 3-meter dive on Monday, followed by the platform dive on Tuesday, with the 1-meter dive taking place on Wednesday. Prelims will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT each day.