Warner, Robles Remain Perfect After Day 2 of 2016 Zone B Champs

Florida’s Kahlia Warner and Tennessee’s Mauricio Robles each won their second titles of the meet on day 2 of the 2016 Zone B Diving Championships.

Full results

Warner won the women’s 3-meter event and Robles the men’s 1-meter. Both will go for the full meet sweep on platform tomorrow.

In terms of the NCAA team battles, the Florida men did add a diving qualifier in Samel Smith, who was 7th on 1-meter. For the women, Warner and Georgia’s Olivia Ball were the top two finishers, but both were already qualified into the NCAA meet.

The full list of qualifiers is below. 8 women and 9 men will earn NCAA reimbursement and the rest of the names will be eligible to compete at NCAAs, but on their school’s own budget.

Priority Finisher Women Men
1 3-meter Champ Kahlia Warner, FL Mauricio Robles, TENN
2 1-meter Champ Kahlia Warner, FL Mauricio Robles, TENN
3 Platform Champ
4 3-meter 2nd Olivia Ball, UGA Liam Stone, TENN
5 1-meter 2nd Olivia Ball, UGA Justin Youtsey, AUB
6 Platform 2nd
7 3-meter 3rd Rachel Rubadue, TENN Jack Nyquist, UNC
8 1-meter 3rd Rachel Mumma, NCSU Jack Nyquist, UNC
9 Platform 3rd
10 3-meter 4th Wallace Layland, MIA Briadam Herrera, MIA
11 1-meter 4th Julia Vincent, SCAR Liam Stone, TENN
12 Platform 4th
13 3-meter 5th Elissa Dawson, UNC Justin Youtsey, AUB
14 1-meter 5th Carolyn Chaney, MIA Bradley Homza, GT
15 Platform 5th
16 3-meter 6th Kara McCormack, MIA Brent Sagert, BAMA
17 1-meter 6th Elissa Dawson, UNC Jordan Gotro, SCAR
18 Platform 6th
19 3-meter 7th Sarah Chewning, TENN Jordan Gotro, SCAR
20 1-meter 7th Kara McCormack, MIA Samuel Smith, FL
21 Platform 7th
22 3-meter 8th Lauren Lamendola, SCAR Ian Forlini, UGA
23 1-meter 8th Rachel Rubadue, TENN Dylan Grisell, FSU
24 Platform 8th
25 3-meter 9th Scott Lazeroff, AUB
26 1-meter 9th Maria Lohman, UNC Ozzie Moyer, UNC
27 Platform 9th
28 3-meter 10th Evan Moretti, Duke
29 1-meter 10th Scott Lazeroff, AUB
30 Platform 10th

(Athletes in bold are locked in for NCAA reimbursement. Athletes who have doubled up on qualifying spots are noted with a line through their lower priority slot.)

NCAA ZONE QUALIFYING PROCEDURES

From our refresher post, which you can find here.

Divers qualify for the NCAA Championships through Zone Meets spread across the country. Each zone earns a set number of NCAA qualifying spots based on the performances of that Zone at NCAAs in the past.

Here are the qualifying spots for each event in each zone:

Women

1M 3M PLATFORM
Zone A 5 6 6
Zone B 9 8 7
Zone C 12 7 10
Zone D 6 9 9
Zone E 9 11 9

 

Men

1M 3M PLATFORM
Zone A 4 5 4
Zone B 10 10 8
Zone C 7 9 8
Zone D 7 7 8
Zone E 8 5 8

Any diver who finishes within the qualifying spots for their zone earns eligibility for the NCAA Championships. Any diver who earns eligibility in one event can compete in any of the other two events at NCAAs, provided they finished inside the top 12 in their zone in that event.

The final wrinkle is a new rule from last season that makes a distinction between “eligible” athletes and “reimbursed” athletes. The NCAA loosened its rules last season to allow more divers into the meet, but divers qualifying under the new rules do not recieve reimbursement from the NCAA for their travel, lodging and meet expenses – that means it’s up to the individual school to decide if they will foot the bill themselves to allow the diver to compete at NCAAs.

Each zone has a set number of reimbursement spots between the three events combined:

WOMEN MEN
Zone A 5 4
Zone B 8 9
Zone C 11 8
Zone D 7 8
Zone E 10 6

The spots are determined by a priority chart. The winners of each event have first priority, starting with the 3-meter champ, then the 1-meter champ, then the platform champ. After that, the runners-up are added in the same order. If an athlete wins both 1-meter and 3-meter, they still only take one reimbursement slot, meaning the NCAA will keep adding rows of this chart until the reimbursement quota for that zone is met.

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