COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Another day is wrapped up for the 2014 NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals which also means that it’s a step closer to revealing who will qualify for the NCAA Championships this upcoming week. The University of New Mexico’s Megan Harper makes a splash in day two of competition.
Harper had a rough start early on in the meet as she missed two dives in the preliminaries off the 3-meter springboard event. She was put at 15th- place with a total score of 279.85 points.
The four-year diver showed her hunger and ability to push forward as she fought to 12th-place in the final round. Her climb up the placing order resulted in an additional 306.95 points for an overall score of 586.80.
“Megan dove amazingly in the finals. She showed everyone what she was worth with her head held high,” says head diving coach Julie Weddle.
She includes, “I am so proud of her and the fight she has in her. She is a great leader and inspiration to UNM Swimming and Diving.”
The Lobos have qualified for the NCAA Championships for the past two years as Michole Timm went during the 2013 season and Ashlee Erickson in 2012. Harper has the opportunity to extend UNM’s appearance past regionals for a third year in a row.
Competition will start up again tomorrow at 11:00 am with the platform preliminary round.