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Phipps Sixth In Three-Meter
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/14/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Stephanie Phipps finished sixth and and Kassidy Cook was eighth in the 3-meter diving competition at the NCAA Zone E Diving Meet on Friday.

Phipps (627.25) and Cook (610.50) barely missed out on guaranteed NCAA qualifying spots as the top four earned trips to the national championship meet. Haley Ishimatsu of USC won her second Zone title of the week by totaling 661.55 points.

"Stephanie had an amazing finals but it still wasn't enough," said diving coach Dr. Rick Schavone. "I was extremely proud of Kassidy, who just started diving 3-meter a week ago. To place eighth with such little practice was really impressive."

Tomorrow represents the divers’ final chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Stanford divers other than Alex Clay must finish in the top two in the platform in order to guarantee a bid to the NCAA meet. Clay qualified with a second-place performance in the 1-meter yesterday.

Zone E has eight spots at the NCAA meet. Once a diver has qualified, her spot in the order of qualifying is skipped over once the Zone’s eight divers have been selected. 

Phipps still has an outside chance if each of the top three in platform already have NCAA spots secured.

NCAA Championships order of priority
1. Winner of Platform 
2. Winner of Three-meter - Haley Ishimatsu, USC 
3. Winner of One-meter - Haley Ishimatsu, USC 
4. Second-place Three-meter - Hailey Casper, Arizona State
5. Second-place One-meter - Alex Clay, Stanford 
6. Third-place Three-meter - En-tien Huang, Nevada
7. Third-place One-meter - Lauren Hall, Hawaii 
8. Second-place Platform 
9. Fourth-place Three-meter - Kersten Merry, Utah
10. Fourth-place One-meter - Hailey Casper, Arizona State 
11. Fifth-place Three-meter - Aimee Harrison, Hawai’i
12. Third-place Platform 
13. Fifth-place One-meter - Stephanie Phipps, Stanford 
14. Sixth-place Three-meter - Stephanie Phipps, Stanford
15. Sixth-place One-meter - Kassidy Cook, Stanford 
16. Fourth-place Platform 
17. Seventh-place Three-meter - Michal Bower, Arizona
18. Seventh-place One-meter - Aimee Harrison, Hawaii 
19. Eighth-place Three-meter - Kassidy Cook, Stanford
20. Fifth-place Platform 
21. Eighth-place One-meter - Hannah Prigge, Fresno State 
22. Ninth-place Three-meter - Annika Lenz, UCLA
23. Ninth-place One-meter - Lilly Hinrichs, Stanford 
24. Sixth-place Platform 
25. 10th-place Three-meter - Krysta Palmer, Nevada
26. 10th-place One-meter - Ciera Cortney, Boise State 
27. 11th-place Three-meter 
28. Seventh-place Platform 
29. 11th-place One-meter - En-tien Huang, Nevada 
30. 12th-place Three-meter 
31. 12th-place One-meter - Michal Bower, Arizona

Saturday, March 15
Women's Platform Prelims: 11 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Women's Platform Finals: 12:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Men's Platform Prelims: 2:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Men's Platform Finals: 4:20 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.


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