Divers to Compete at NCAA Zone Championships
Ortiz, Simon set for postseason
|Monday, March 6 - Wednesday, March 8|
|Christiansburg, Va. | Virginia Tech | Christiansburg Aquatic Center|
|Meet Information & Results|
WASHINGTON - George Washington will send two divers to compete at the 2017 NCAA Zone A Championships from March 6-8 at Virginia Tech's Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
Jake Ortiz and Miranda Simon will compete in their first NCAA Zone events following strong sophomore seasons on the boards. Ortiz set new program records with his Zone-qualifying scores on 1-meter (325.05) and 3-meter (332.40) on Jan. 14. Simon set new personal bests with her Zone-qualifying scores on 1-meter (273.83) and 3-meter (291.4) on Jan. 14 and Oct. 29, respectively.
The meet will consist of preliminary competition each day followed by finals. Women's 3-meter and men's 1-meter will take place on Monday, with women's 1-meter and men's 3-meter on Tuesday. Both men's and women's platform diving will be on Wednesday.
The top 18 performers from the preliminary round of the men's and women's 1-meter and 3-meter events will advance to compete in the finals. The top 12 performers in the platform event will move on to finals.
Simon will compete among a field of 61 entrants on 1-meter and 3-meter and will be one of 22 competitors on platform. Ortiz will serve as one of 44 student-athletes competing on 1-meter and one of 46 qualifiers on 3-meter. He will compete against 22 other divers on platform.
Zone A will send the top five women and six men on 1-meter, the top seven women and five men on 3-meter and the top six women and four men on platform to the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. IUPUI and Indianapolis Sports Corp will host both the men's and women's NCAA Championships, with the women's competition from March 15-18 and the men's from March 22-25.
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