Phoenix Divers Finish Day One of NCAA Zones
AUSTIN, Texas (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay divers Daniel Pogue (Chisholm, Minn.) and Kayla Deters (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) wrapped up day one at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships on Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, hosted by the University of Texas-Austin. Deters turned in her best Zones performance in the 3-meter dive, placing 32nd out of 41 competitors, while Pogue finished 20th on the 1-meter board.
Deters' total of 232.20 was the second best performance by a Phoenix female diver at the NCAA Zones, just one point behind former standout Lauren McGraw's score at last year's competition (233.45).
"I was very pleased with Kayla's performance in her final 3-meter competition for Green Bay," Phoenix diving coach Tom Stover said. "I'm glad that she can go out feeling good about her last effort on the high board."
Pogue got off to a strong start with his first three dives on the 1-meter board, but faltered on his fourth and fifth dives before finishing strong on his sixth and final dive. Pogue finished just outside of making the finals, scoring 248.60 points for 20th place.
"Unfortunately the two poor dives took Danny out of the competition for getting into the final round," Stover said. "I fully expect him to come back strong with his 3-meter event tomorrow and make the finals."
Pogue will participate in the 3-meter competition at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow, while Deters is scheduled for the 1-meter dive at 10 a.m.
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