Middlebury

Harper Qualifies For NCAA Championships

March 2, 2013

Two Middlebury College women's divers competed at the NCAA Division III Diving Regional this weekend at Springfield College. Junior Colleen Harper earned a bid to nationals, recording sixth and 13th-place finishes, while senior Hannah King posted ninth and 20th-place finishes at the event.

Harper earned one of the region's eight at-large bids to the NCAA Championships, with her combined performance at the event. On Friday, she finished 13th on the 1-meter board, recording a score of 387.50. On Saturday, she finished sixth on the 3-meter board, posting a 443.60. Her highest scoring dives of the meet both came on the 3-meter board, where she earned 46.8 points each on her forward two and a half somersault in the pike position and her inward two somersault in the tuck position.

King's ninth place effort came on the 1-meter board, where she finished with a score of 400.70. On the 3-meter board, she ranked 20th overall, tallying a 375.15. Her high score of the meet came on the 1-meter board, scoring 48.3 points on a back one and a half somersault in the pike position.

The 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships will run March 20-23 at the Conroe Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.