Cambridge, Mass. (March 1) - The MIT women's diving team saw four student-athletes place inside the top-6 on the 1-meter board highlighted by a first place finish by sophomore Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii) and a third place finish by junior Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) on the first day of the 2019 NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional held inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center in Cambridge.
Wen posted 483.90 points to win the event, while Zhou tallied a score of 468.90 for third place. Senior Morgan Matranga (Moraga, Calif.) finished in fifth place with 439.25 points and classmate Dolly Payne (Los Alamitos, Calif.) rounded out the top-6 with 433.45 points.
In between Wen and Zhou on the leaderboard was Amherst's Lindsey Ruderman who notched 471.25 points. Jessica Kugelman of RPI (425.00), Gabriella Mercier of Williams (424.50), Carmen White of NYU (418.30) and Kelly Ryser of NYU (411.55) rounded out the top-10 finishers on the 1-meter board this afternoon.
Tomorrow the women's divers will compete on the 3-meter board at noon from inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. Qualifiers for the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship will be announced at the conclusion of the meet. A total of seven women's divers will be chosen at the conclusion of the session to compete in Greensboro, North Carolina from March 20-23 on the national stage.
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