Pogue and Deters Ready to Compete at NCAA Zone Meet
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay divers Daniel Pogue (Chisholm, Minn.) and Kayla Deters (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) are set to compete at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, held March 11-13 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas-Austin. The meet serves and the qualifier for the NCAA Championships held later this month.
Pogue makes his third straight trip to Zones while Deters is ready for her second consecutive NCAA qualifying meet. Pogue qualified for the meet in the team's season opener against Cleveland State on Oct. 23 with a 1-meter score of 311.85, while Deters qualified on Nov. 6 with a 1-meter score of 266.40 in a win over South Dakota.
Pogue, a junior who is coming off a Diver of the Meet performance at the 2011 Horizon League Championships last month, will compete in Friday's 1-meter event at 10 a.m., followed by the 3-meter dive on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. Last season, Pogue became the first diver in Green Bay history to make the finals in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events. He earned the highest placing by a Phoenix diver at a NCAA Zone event with a 14th-place showing on the 1-meter board and also placed 16th in the 3-meter event.
Deters will participate in the 3-meter on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and the 1-meter on Saturday at 10 a.m. The senior finished 35th in last season's 3-meter event and 42nd in the 1-meter competition.
A total of seven men and 11 women will earn bids to the NCAAs out of Zone D. The women's qualifiers will advance to the NCAA Championships in Austin (March 17-19), while the men's qualifiers will compete at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. (March 24-26).
The Phoenix divers will face competition from Texas, Texas A&M, SMU, TCU, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa State, Houston, Minnesota, Arkansas, Wisconsin, LSU, New Orleans, Missouri State, Milwaukee, Iowa, North Texas, St. Louis and Northern Iowa.
For live results throughout the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, click here.