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BYU diving: Suder and Christensen make finals on day 1 of Zone Championships

By Jared Houghton

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, March 14 2013 10:33 p.m. MDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Nicholas Suder and Dayna Christensen reached the finals at the Zone E Diving Championships in the 1-meter and 3-meter, respectively, Thursday at the Air Force Academy.

"We competed well today," head diving coach Keith Russell said. "We are diving against some great competition and tomorrow we will go out and do our best to place well."

The men competed in the 1-meter, while the women competed in the 3-meter Thursday.

Suder placed 14th in the finals with a score of 605.75. He finished 11th in the prelims to qualify for the finals. Matt Hopper finished 26th in the prelims with a score of 253.10.

Christensen finished 15th in the finals with a score of 565.70 after placing 11th in the prelims. Raleigh Willams Taylor finished 31st in the prelims with a score of 254.45.

Events will begin Friday with the prelims for the women’s 1-meter at 11 a.m. MDT and the finals will kick off at 1:45 p.m. The men will compete in the 3-meter with prelims starting at 4:45 p.m. and the finals at 6:30.

The diving events will take place at the Cadet Natatorium on the campus of Air Force Academy. Live stats will be provided for the meet. Check the men's swimming page for results of the meet.

Jared Houghton is a Sports Information Director who works in the BYU Athletic Communications with the men's and women's swimming teams. He can be reached at swimming_sid@byu.edu for questions relating to swimming.

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