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Egolf-Jensen's Finals Qualification Highlights Day 1 at Navy Diving Invite

January 17, 2020  Annapolis, Md.  RSS
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Abigail Egolf-Jensen finished fifth in one-meter diving on day one at the Navy Diving Invitational.

Abigail Egolf-Jensen finished fifth in one-meter diving on day one at the Navy Diving Invitational.

Liberty sophomore Abigail Egolf-Jensen placed fifth in women's one-meter diving during Friday's opening day of the inaugural Navy Diving Invitational.

This weekend's invitational is being held at the United States Naval Academy's Lejeune Hall, which was the site of the 2019 NCAA Zone Diving Championships.

Liberty Performers – One-Meter Diving
• So. Abigail Egolf-Jensen – 5th place in finals (232.90); qualified in 222.10

• So. Olivia Robinson – 11th place (181.25)

• Fr. Emily LaRocque – 12 place (158.60)

• Sr. Kendal Irwin – 13th place (155.40)

• So. Allison Van Milligan – 14th place (146.30)

Notable
• This weekend's meet features divers from Liberty, Navy, Penn State and Marist. Liberty has more divers in the field (5) than any of the other teams.  

• Penn State's Christina Crowell won the women's one-meter diving event. It was a tight field after that, with fewer than six points separating second (Marist's Esabelle Gervasio – 238.05) from sixth place (Navy's Caroline Turner – 232.70). Egolf-Jensen finished fifth with 232.90 points in the final, scoring 10.8 more points than she did in prelims.

• Today was Robinson's first appearance in a meet since winning one-meter and finishing second on three-meter at the season-opening Penn State Sprint Fest on Oct. 4, 2019.  

• Egolf-Jensen, Robinson and Lauren Chennault all gave Liberty its first NCAA postseason diving experience, competing in the 2019 NCAA Zone Diving Championships, which were held at the same facility as this weekend's invitational.   

Up Next
Tomorrow's action begins at noon with women's three-meter diving and men's one-meter diving prelims. Finals will follow immediately after prelims.