FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- The 2001 Zone E Diving Championships were completed today at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. In the men's and women's events combined a total of 13 athletes qualified for the NCAA Championships.
On the men's side of today's events Arizona placed first in the three meter and the platform. Omar Ojeda, winner of yesterday's one meter event, posted 605.65 points on the three meter to capture first place. Ojeda qualified for the NCAA Championships on both the one and three meter boards. Fellow Wildcat, Ruben Vaca, grabbed first place on the platform, scoring 534.65 points and qualifying him for NCAA's.
On the men's one meter Mark Briggs qualified for NCAA's, while Aaron Russell of Brigham Young and Arizona State's Mark Briggs both qualified on the three meter.
Southern California's Kellie Brennan won the women's one meter event this afternoon with a total of 286.20 points. Brennan qualified for NCAA's in both the one and three meter events. Erin Sones of Stanford scored 433.10 points on the platform to hold onto first place.
Stanford had two female divers qualify for NCAA Championships on all three boards, Sones and McKenze Murphy. USC and Arizona each had two women qualify. Brennan and Nicci Fusaro, winner of the three meter, both qualified for the Trojan's. While Lindsay Berryman and Adrian David qualified for the Wildcats.
UCLA and BYU each had two female divers qualify for NCAA's. Anne Baghramanian of UCLA and Anna Tutunnikova of BYU.
The NCAA Women's Championship meet will take place in Long Island, N.Y., March 15-17. The NCAA Men's Championship meet will take place in College Station, Texas, March 22-24.