Diving Heads to Dallas for NCAA Zone Regionals

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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Diving Heads to Dallas for NCAA Zone Regionals

Baton Rouge – The LSU diving team will head to Dallas, Texas for the 2020 NCAA Zone D Diving Regional from inside the Robson & Lindley Aquatic Center and Barr-Mcmillion Natatorium on the campus of SMU. The event will begin on Monday, March 9 and will run through Wednesday, March 11.

LSU SEASON REPORT

Throughout this season for the women divers, Aimee Wilson won the One-Meter Springboard to begin the season against Tulane with a score of 319.88. She followed that performance up with a second place finish on three-meter with a score of 329.40. She then came in second place on the one-meter with a score of 273.05, notched two second place finishes against Auburn with scores of 292.80 on one-meter and 300.08 on three-meter and won the three-meter by over 58 points against SMU with a score of 344.85 and came in second on the one-meter with a score of 274.10. Wilson took the top spot on one-meter at the Art Adamson Invitational with a score of 328.45, came in second on three-meter with a score of 345.75, and finished seventh on platform with a score of 230.70. To start the 2020 portion of the season, Wilson won the one-meter against Missouri with a score of 280.13, took the top spot on one-meter against Florida State with a score of 288.08 and first again on three-meter with a 337.95. She won the one-meter against Texas A&M with a score of 300.08 and took second on three-meter with a 310.80. She earned SEC Diver of the Week for her performances against the Seminoles and the Aggies. Next, Wilson won all three boards in a Tri Meet against Houston and Rice with a score of 328.58 on one-meter, 387.38 on three-meter which is a career best and 258.75 on platform. At the 2020 SEC Championships, she claimed the silver on one-meter with a score of 320.75, finished in sixth place on three-meter with a score of 327.60, and finished in 10th place on platform with a score of 245.25. 

Anne Tuxen won the Three-Meter Springboard against Tulane with a score of 337.88 and finished in second place on the One-Meter Springboard with a score of 294.83. At the TYR Fall Classic, she won the three-meter with a score of 324.80. She then came in fourth place on platform at the Art Adamson Invitational with a score of 250.85. At the Auburn Diving Invitational, Tuxen came in third place on platform with a score of 254.50, 10th place on one-meter with a score of 256.25, and 15th place on three-meter with a score of 265.20. She finished in 12th place on three-meter at the Tennessee Diving Invitational with a score of 250.90, won the three-meter against Missouri with a score of 315.60 and finished in second place on one-meter with a score of 268.80. She finished third on one-meter against Florida State with a score of 277.35 and fifth on three-meter with a 281.33. Next, Tuxen came in fourth on three-meter against Texas A&M with a score of 275.93 and fifth on one-meter with a 262.35. In a TrI meet against Houston and Rice she finished second on three-meter with a score of 298.58. At the 2020 SEC Championships, she finished in 12th place on platform with a score of 238.40, 15th place on one-meter with a score of 251.10, and 18th on three-meter with a score of 271.70.

Hayley Montague took the third spot in both springboard events against Tulane with a 259.35 on the one-meter and a 318.30 on the three-meter. Against Auburn, she finished third on the one-meter with a score of 250.50 and fifth on three-meter with a score of 239.18. She finished in fifth place on platform at the Art Adamson Invitational with a score of 247.90 and in eighth place on one-meter with a score of 272.35. She notched three top-10 finishes at the Auburn Invitational by placing fifth on three-meter with a score of 309.40, seventh on one-meter with a score of 272.20, and 10th on platform with a score of 216.55. At the Tennessee Diving Invitational, she came in 10th place on one-meter with a score of 242.60, and came in eighth place on platform with a score of 227.90. Against Missouri, Montague finished in third place on one-meter with a score of 265.35 and fourth place on three-meter with a time of 232.73. She then finished second on three-meter against Florida State with a score of 336.75 and fourth on one-meter with a 269.78. She also finished sixth on three-meter against Texas A&M with a score of 251.03 and seventh on one-meter with a score of 226.20. In a Tri meet against Houston and Rice she finished second on one-meter with a score of 276.83, sixth on three-meter with a 267.53 and second on platform with a 251.55. At the 2020 SEC Championships, she finished in ninth place on three-meter with a score of 291.75, 22nd place on one-meter with a score of 239.95, and 25th place on platform with a score of 167.85.

For the men, Manny Vazquez Bas claimed the gold on three-meter with a score of 326.95 and came in second place on one-meter with a score of 309.40 in the first meet of his career at the TYR Fall Classic. Against Auburn, he came in second place on three-meter with a score of 355.28 and third place on one-meter with a score of 281.85. He earned the silver against SMU on the three-meter springboard with a score of 341.50. At the Art Adamson Invitational, Vazquez Bas took the top spot on platform with a score of 356.50, finished third on three-meter with a score of 378.05, and finished sixth on one-meter with a score of 307.40. He won the platform again at the Auburn Diving Invitational with a score of 387.40 while adding a third place finish on one-meter with a score of 329.05 and a fifth place finish on three-meter with a score of 362.60. He then claimed the bronze on three-meter at the Tennessee Diving Invitational with a score of 366.00 Against Missouri, he came in third place on three-meter with a score of 323.55 and fourth on one-meter with a score of 283.43. Next against Florida State, he won the three-meter with a career high score of 403.20 and came in second place on one-meter with a score of 310.13. The next day against Texas A&M, the freshman came in second place on three-meter with a score of 362.10 and fourth place on one-meter with a score of 304.80. At the 2020 SEC Championships, he earned the bronze on platform with a score of 393.60, finished in seventh place on three-meter with a score of 345.00, and 11th place on one-meter with a score of 304.30.

Dakota Hurbis started the season off with a fourth place finish on one-meter and a sixth place finish on three-meter at the TYR Fall Classic with scores of 289.25 and 266.35. He earned the bronze against Auburn on three-meter with a score of 328.43, and came in third on one-meter and fourth on three-meter against SMU with scores of 290.05 and 318.30. He finished inside the top-five in all three events at the Art Adamson Invitational, placing fourth on both one-meter and platform with scores of 313.00 and 264.50 and fifth on three-meter with a score of 349.45. At the Auburn Diving Invitational, he finished in seventh place on one-meter with a score of 290.95, ninth place on platform with a score of 275.50, and 11th on three-meter with a score of 294.45. Next at the Tennessee Diving Invitational, Hurbis finished in 10th place on three-meter with a score of 321.00 and in ninth place on platform with a score of 271.90. Against Missouri, he came in second place on three-meter with a score of 325.95 and came in third place on one-meter with a score of 291.53. Then in a dual meet against Florida State, Hurbis came in third place on one-meter with a score of 291.00 and fourth place on three-meter with a score of 316.80. The next day against Texas A&M, he came in third place on one-meter with a score of 309.75 and fourth place on three-meter with a score of 335.18. At the 2020 SEC Championships, finished in 13th place on one-meter with a score of 297.65, 14th place on platform with a score of 263.60, and 15th place on three-meter with a score of 304.40.

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