March 14, 2019

Four Divers Auto-Qualify for the NCAA Championships


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Four members of the Ohio State diving team earned a spot at the 2019 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on Thursday at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships held at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind. Three from the men’s team advance on the 1-Meter board, while one from the women’s team is guaranteed a spot on the 3-Meter board.

Senior Aaron Daniels-Freeman led the way on the 1-Meter board, placing sixth overall with a score of 700.85. Sophomore Jacob Siler was eighth with a total of 686.55, and senior Christo Law followed in ninth with a score of 676.00.

Daniels-Freeman qualifies for his third NCAA Championships and will make his first appearance on 1-Meter since his freshman season. Siler qualifies for his second-straight NCAA Championships and earns his first qualification on the 1-Meter board. Law qualifies for his third consecutive NCAA Championship meet, also his first time competing on the 1-Meter board.

On the 3-Meter board, sophomore Genevieve Angerame advanced to the NCAA Championships with a sixth-place finish (587.10). Sophomore Lexie Barker took 10th with a score of 563.90, and falls just outside automatic qualification for 3-Meter. If Barker earns an auto-qualification on the two remaining boards, she will be eligible to compete on 3-Meter with her Top-12 finish.

Angerame will make her second trip to the NCAA Championships on 3-Meter next week.

Competition continues tomorrow at 1 p.m., with the men competing on 3-Meter and women on 1-Meter.

NCAA Zone C Diving Championships
March 14, 2019
Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center – West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s 1-Meter
Aaron Daniels-Freeman, 700.85 (6th)
Jacob Siler, 685.55 (8th)
Christo Law, 676.00 (9th)
Joey Canova, 639.35 (14th)
Jacob Fielding, 241.50 (33rd)

Women’s 3-Meter
Genevieve Angerame, 587.10 (6th)
Lexie Barker, 563.90 (10th)