Ng Pack Finishes Second in One-Meter at Regionals, Doud Qualifies for NCAA Championships
CLAREMONT, Calif. - A day after winning the three-meter at the NCAA Division III Diving Regionals, Emma Ng Pack earned second place in the one-meter, while Izzy Doud finished fourth for the second straight day to earn a qualification to the NCAA Division III Championships in Greensboro, N.C. next month.
Ng Pack clinched her trip to nationals with her first-place finish yesterday, and nearly made it two for two. She finished with 394.30 points, just 3.7 points behind Ariana Khan of Emory in first. Tess Klugherz of Emory was also a close third with 393.85 in an extremely close three-way battle.
Doud wasn't far off the pace in fourth, finishing with 384.70 points. She finished fourth on both boards, with the same three divers finishing in front of her both days, earning her one of the five qualifications from Region 2. She will be making her second straight trip to nationals, after capturing honorable mention All-America honors last year.
Makenna Parkinson had a strong showing for the Athenas in the one-meter as well, finishing with 375.50 points to come in fifth. Alexis Radhakrishan of Trinity was just behind her in sixth, and came in fifth in the three-meter, putting her ahead of Parkinson for a qualification, although the official invitations will be announced on Monday.
Ng Pack and Doud are the 11th and 12th Athenas to earn their way to Greensboro for nationals, after 10 swimmers were selected on Wednesday by earning qualifying times in individual events or relays. CMS finished 11th at the NCAA Championships a year ago, and will be looking to improve on that this year.