COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The three members of the New Mexico State diving team began participation at the 2014 NCAA Zone E Regional inside the Air Force Academy’s Cadet Natatorium on Thursday by taking part in the 1-meter diving event.
Sophomore Audrey Ruiz was the top scorer for the Aggies during the preliminary round. Ruiz, who is making her second-consecutive trip to the zone regional, finished in 48th place with a total six-dive score of 212.80.
Senior Jaymee Porter finished right behind Ruiz in 49th place after marking a total score of 210.25. Sophomore Lauren Reifel, meanwhile, wound up a couple of spots behind Porter after a total score of 202.85 placed her in 51st place.
Unfortunately, none of the NM State divers qualified for the 18-diver final round. The only Western Athletic Conference member to qualify for the finals was Paige Hunt of Idaho. Hunt finished in 13th place with a finals’ score 528.15.
The Aggies continue to dive at the zone regional on Friday with the 3-meter event. Preliminaries for the event are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (MDT) with the finals at 2 p.m.
The meet concludes on Saturday with the platform event. Prelims for the platform are also scheduled for 11 a.m. while the final round will begin at 12:50 p.m. Fans can follow the action live during both remaining days of competition with live scoring at www.divemeet.com.