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Thompson Captures NCAA Regional Championship On Three-Meter

NCAA Diving Regional 3 Meter Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - March 2, 2013 - Springfield College junior Jen Thompson won the NCAA Division III Regional Diving Championship on the three-meter board Saturday afternoon to automatically qualify to compete at the upcoming NCAA Championships.

Thompson, who was crowned the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Diver of the Year several weeks ago, topped the field with a score of 508.00 to claim the title. For Thompson it was her second first place finish in as many days, as she captured the title in Friday evening's one-meter event as well.

Kaitlyn Linsmayer of Amherst placed second (500.10), while Williams' Mckenzie Murdoch took third (473.55). Hayley Goydan from Wellesley placed fourth (471.30) and Sara Cantrell of Coast Guard rounded out the top five (444.50).

Nine total women's divers have advanced from this regional to compete in the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas on March 20-23.


Official NCAA Qualifiers
Jen Thompson, Springfield College
Kaitlyn Linsmayer, Amherst
Mckenzie Murdock, Williams
Hayley Goydan, Wellesley
Veronica Nikolaki, WPI
Sara Cantrell, USCGA
Jenika Parson, Smith
Colleen Harper, Middlebury
Michelle Higgins, Williams
Alternates
Lindsay Bowker, Hartwick
Madeline Miller, RPI

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