UNM Finishes First Day of NCAA Diving Zones
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/13/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of New Mexico’s swimming season has come to a close but competition continues for single diver Megan Harper as she took on the first day of the 2014 NCAA Zone E Diving Zones.

The native of Phoenix, Ariz., represented the Lobos at the Cadet Natatorium in the 1-meter springboard event as she placed 12th in the preliminary round with a score of 262.75 points. A seven-place jump from her 19th-place standing last season.

She came in 15th-place overall earlier today with a final score of 519.50 points.

“Megan is a great inspiration for the Lobos. Last year she didn’t qualify on the 1-meter. She is loved by so many coaches and is a great role model to the younger divers,” says diving coach Julie Weddle.

Two days of competition remain for Harper as she will fight for a qualifying spot among 23 other teams; qualifiers will be announced Saturday.

Senior Megan Harper has proven successful recently as she was named this season’s Mountain West champion off the 3-meter, whether or not her success will carry over in the NCAA Diving Zones will be determined in the upcoming rounds.

Up next is the 3-meter preliminary event beginning tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.