March 13, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Michigan State diving team competed at the two-day NCAA Diving Zone C Regional hosted by the University of Indiana on March 8-10. Five divers competed for the Green and White, with seniors Sarah Clay and Jordan Jackson qualifying for the finals on the one-meter and Jackson also moving onto the finals on the three-meter board.
In the finals of the women's one-meter event, Clay finished in 12th with a 547.15 and Jackson in 16th with a score of 524.00. Ashley Borgman and Alison Menzies also competed in the preliminary round, with Borgman tallying a 240.15 for 30th place and Menzies a 213.95 to finish in 48th.
On the three-meter board, Jackson posted a 297.70 in the prelims to advance to the finals. Overall, the senior finished in 11th place and a score of 585.50.
Clay narrowly missed the final round, taking 21st in the prelims with a 273.50, while Menzies was in 40th (236.80) and Borman in 49th (220.65).
Brian Akers was the lone diver on the men's side. The senior took 40th in the one-meter event with a 248.45 and improved to 26th place on the three-meter board with 279.15 points.
Each of the five diving regional competitions served as a qualifying round for the NCAA Championships. The top four divers in each event advance to the Championships.