RENO, Nev. - University of Nevada diver Grace Huang posted a score of 560.40 to finish ninth on the 3-meter at the Zone E Diving Championships held at the Minnesota Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Teammate Stephanie Hansen placed 20th (256.45) in the preliminary round, just missing the championship-round cutoff.
Huang and Hansen faced athletes from 20 universities, including No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 Cal, No. 6 Southern California, No. 7 Arizona, No. 21 UCLA, No. 24 San Diego State and No. 25 Arizona State. The freshmen are vying to become one of six divers selected from the field of 53 to advance to the NCAA Championships.
The meet will continue through Saturday, March 12.