Liberty's contingent of three freshmen continued to gain postseason experience, competing on one-meter springboard during the second day of the 2019 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, at the U.S. Naval Academy's Lejeune Hall.
Liberty freshmen Lauren Chennault (28th place), Olivia Robinson (37th) and Abigail Egolf-Jensen (53rd) all competed in one-meter diving prelims.
During this week's three-day meet, the top 18 from morning prelims each day qualify for evening finals. The top six combined scores from prelims and finals in one-meter diving qualify for the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.
Liberty's Top Performers on Day 2 • Fr. Lauren Chennault – One-meter diving (6) – 239.00 (28th place in prelims)
• Fr. Olivia Robinson – One-meter diving (6) – 228.25 (37th place in prelims)
• Fr. Abigail Egolf-Jensen – One-meter diving (6) – 205.20 (53rd place in prelims)
Notable • Zone A includes schools from Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine.
• A total of 64 divers competed in the women's one-meter springboard this afternoon.
Historically Speaking • This is the first NCAA postseason appearance for Liberty's divers. The Lady Flames are attempting to qualify for the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, held in Austin, Texas, March 20-23.
• Liberty has sent swimmers to the NCAA Championships five times in program history, including each of the last two years.
Up Next Tomorrow, Robinson will represent Liberty's last chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships, as she is entered in women's platform diving. Tomorrow's platform prelims begin at 11 a.m. Zone A will receive five qualifications to the NCAA Championships in platform diving,