2023 Lumberjack Diving Invite (Women)
- February 3-5, 2023
- Colorado Springs, Colo.
- 1-meter: Grace Wesche, NAU
- 3-meter: Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez, SDSU
- Platform: Valentina Lopez Arevalo, SDSU
Courtesy: SDSU Athletics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – San Diego State’s Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez captured the 3-meter springboard competition on Friday to lead the Aztec diving contingent at the Lumberjack Invitational inside NAU Aquatics and Tennis Complex.
Lechuga Gonzalez compiled an aggregate of 620.60 points, including an NCAA Zone qualifying score of 329.95 points in the finals, which marked a season best.
SDSU advanced four other student-athletes to the 3-meter finals consisting of 18 divers, including Valentina Lopez Arevalo, Emma Duggan and Summer Westmoreland, all of whom established season-high scores and surpassed the NCAA Zone qualifying barrier of 280 points during the competition.
Lopez Arevalo finished in the runner-up position with a combined total of 610.15 points, including a season-best 307.90 points in the final round, while Duggan landed in the fifth spot after racking up 598.0 points, highlighted by a career-high 310.15 points in the finals.
In addition, Summer Westmoreland was slotted 12th with a combined 520.30 points, punctuated by a career-best 287.70 points in the finals.
Elsewhere, Olivia Zamudio ended the day in the 14th spot with 475.75 points overall, while Taylor Konopacke found herself just missing the cut for the finals, finishing 19th in the preliminaries with 218.70 points.
The Lumberjack Diving Invitational resumes on Saturday for San Diego State with the preliminaries of the 1-meter event, starting at 10:30 a.m. MT/9:30 a.m. PT. Fans can access results on DiveMeets.com.
Courtesy: NAU Athletics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (February 4, 2023) – The Lumberjacks hosted day two of the three day Lumberjack Diving Invite this morning, competing in the 1-meter dives for prelims and finals.
NAU pushed a solid start to the day with nine divers in the mix, jumping up on the leaderboard quickly. The Jacks topped the prelims, going first through fourth with Grace Wesche placing first in prelims for the second consecutive day.
Wesche put up another NCAA zone qualifying score of 286.25, followed by sophomore Victoria Knapp in second with 280.90, Maegan Jensen in third with 278.65, and Mackenna Stocker in fourth with 277.80.
For the second day in a row, the Lumberjacks advanced all nine divers into finals. Kendall Marquez started things off for NAU in the 1m finals, posting a 51.80 in the second round with a 404C. Jensen continued building momentum, posting a finals-high score of 54.00 on a 303B.
Highlighting the day, the Jacks had seven finishers in the top ten of finals. Grace Wesche topped the leaderboard, championing the event for NAU with a total score of 588.65. Stocker finished third with 576.65, followed by Jensen in fourth, Knapp in fifth, Reaney Preston in sixth, Kendall Marquez in seventh, Margaret Wesche in eighth, Makenna Sammons in 11th, and Emily Luberto in 14th.
Luberto improved tremendously from prelims to finals. The senior posted a 221.25 in the prelims, before moving up in finals and finishing with 273.90.
The Jacks will conclude the invite tomorrow morning with platform dives beginning at 9 a.m. MST, followed by a team diving event.
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Courtesy: SDSU Athletics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – San Diego State’s Valentina Lopez Arevalo emerged triumphant in the platform event on Sunday to lead the Aztecs during the final wave of competition at the Lumberjack Diving Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona.
On her fifth and final dive, Lopez Arevalo scored 58 points in the 5152B at 10 meters, finishing with a season-high total of 250.25 points to shatter the NCAA Zone qualifying mark (225 pts) and edge teammate Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez (248.10 pts) for the title.
With her victory, Lopez Arevalo successfully defended her event crown at the same meet from the previous season.
Meanwhile, Lechuga Gonzalez landed in the runner-up position for the second straight day with an aggregate of 248.10 points, highlighted by a score of 58.05 in the 205C at 10 meters on her fourth dive of the day. As a result, the Aztec senior also established a season best and eclipsed the NCAA Zone qualifying standard.
In addition, SDSU received a top-10 placement from Summer Westmoreland, who finished in the ninth spot with 214.10 points, featuring a score of 54.60 in the 205C at seven meters.
Elsewhere, Emma Duggan just missed out on a top-10 finish after placing 11th with a combined 209.95 points, including a score of 44.55 in the 405C at seven meters in her second dive of the day.
Olivia Zamudio followed in the 14th position with 189.50 points, highlighted by a score of 42.55 in the 405C at 10 meters in her fourth dive of the event.
The Aztec delegation also included Taylor Konopacke, who finished 18th after totaling 183.65 points, capped by a score of 51.80 in the 52535D at seven meters in her final dive of the day.
SDSU was also victorious in a team competition consisting of 12 dives following the platform event. The Aztecs finished with a winning total of 321.75 points, earning the top mark in four of six scored dives.
The San Diego State swim and dive program will shift its focus to the Mountain West Championships, scheduled for Feb. 15-18 in Houston, Texas.