NCAA Zone E Diving: Schnell Wins Again, USC Now Has Seven NCAA Qualifiers


  • March 6-8, 2023
  • King County Aquatic Center – Federal Way, Washington
  • Host: University of Utah
  • Qualifiers
  • Preview
  • Results

Arizona’s Delaney Schnell and Stanford’s Jack Ryan remained perfect on Day 2 of the Zone E Diving Championships in Federal Way, securing their second victories in as many days.

There were eight NCAA spots on the line in the women’s platform event and six in the men’s 3-meter.

Women’s Platform Qualifiers

  1. Delaney Schnell (ARIZ), 745.00
  2. Eden Cheng (UCLA), 599.95
  3. Nike Agunbiade (USC), 572.65
  4. Madison Huitt (USC), 562.70
  5. Savannah Stocker (USC), 542.60
  6. Quinn Gariepy (ARIZ), 532.00
  7. Isabel Vazquez (NEV), 528.60
  8. Melissa Mirafuentes (NEV), 517.70

Schnell cruised to another dominant victory, while four divers earned NCAA qualification for the first time. That included two more USC divers, Madison Huitt and Savannah Stocker, which brings the Trojans count to four women and seven divers overall.

Men’s 3-Meter Qualifiers

  1. Jack Ryan (STAN), 803.15
  2. Shangfei Wang (USC), 730.15
  3. Elias Petersen (UTAH), 720.55
  4. Joshua Thai (CAL), 694.30
  5. Mickey Strauss (BYU), 688.60
  6. Gael Jimenez (CBU), 681.55

Ryan picked up his second victory in as many days while USC’s Shangfei Wang and CBU’s Gael Jimenez added the 3-meter to their NCAA schedule after already qualifying for NCAAs on 1-meter. Elias PetersenJoshua Thai and Mickey Strauss booked their NCAA tickets with top-six finishes.

After qualifying in the 1-meter on Day 1, USC’s Georgii Korovin finished inside the top 12 here so he’ll also be able to compete in the 3-meter at NCAAs.



Count Women Qualified Team Event(s)
1 Delaney Schnell Arizona 3m, Platform
2 Carolina Sculti USC 3m
3 Hannah Butler UCLA 3m
4 Lauren Burch Stanford 3m, Platform
5 Holly Waxman Utah 3m, Platform
6 Eden Cheng UCLA 3m, Platform
7 Quinn Gariepy Arizona 3m, Platform
8 Nike Agunbiade USC 3m, Platform
9 Madison Huitt USC Platform
10 Savannah Stocker USC Platform
11 Isabel Vazquez Nevada 3m, Platform
12 Melissa Mirafuentes Nevada 3m, Platform


Count Men Qualified Team Event(s)
1 Jack Ryan Stanford 1m, 3m
2 Shangfei Wang USC 1m, 3m
3 Peyton Donald Stanford 1m
4 Georgii Korovin USC 1m, 3m
5 Laurent Gosselin-Paradis USC 1m
6 Gael Jimenez CBU 1m, 3m
7 Bjorn Markentin Arizona 1m
8 Elias Petersen Utah 1m, 3m
9 Joshua Thai Cal 3m
10 Mickey Strauss BYU 1m, 3m

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Frank Probst
6 months ago

Am I the only person who didn’t know that Cal has a male diver in the mix? It looks like Joshua Thai is from Cal and has qualified in both the 3m and the platform.

Reply to  Frank Probst
6 months ago

Cal usually doesn’t have a notorious diving program, but Josh, along with coach Pei Lin, may have built a foundation to successfully build/rebuild the diving program. Very proud of both for their hard work and success this season, looking forward to the future of Cal Diving!

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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