March 15, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State divers improved their finishes on the second day of competition at the NCAA Zone C Diving Regionals. Sophomore Alison Menzies and junior Cristee Cordes competed on the 1-meter board on their final day of the regional meet held in West LaFayette, Ind.
"Better day today," said assistant coach Eric Best. "Today was really nice. They both finished so much higher than they did last year at the meet. It puts us in a good position to get fired up for next year. We are now able to lay out what we need to do for next year to make ourselves better. We are feeling more positive than we did yesterday. It was very good.
After winning six individual titles on the 1-meter this season, Menzies tallied a score of 246.85. She concluded the morning prelims in 23rd place overall, barely missing the finals.
"Alison actually did better than she did at Big Tens," said Best. "She did probably her best front two-and-a-half of the year. So that went really well."
Cordes qualified for the meet in the 1-meter competition and scored a 234.10. She placed 34th overall in the morning prelims.
"Cristee did well overall," Best said. "She didn't miss any dives at all. We were really happy with that."
Though the MSU divers have wrapped up their season, the Spartans will have two representatives, senior Jacob Jarzen and junior Bryan Williams, competing at the 2013 NCAA Championships on March 28-30 in Indianapolis, Ind.