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SALGADO 18TH, HOUGHTON 21ST AT NCAA ZONE DIVING
Jeff Salgado qualified for the finals of the men's 3-meter diving competition.
Annapolis, Md.-Junior divers Jeff Salgado and Ashley Houghton each competed on the first day of competition at the NCAA Zone ĎAí Diving Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy Friday, with Salgado placing 18th on the 3-meter board and Houghton finishing 21st on the 1-meter board.
Salgado scored 238.40 points in the finals of the menís 3-meter competition to place 18th overall. He qualified for the finals session with a score of 269.35 for the 14th-seed.
Houghton scored 199.85 in the womenís 1-meter prelims and did not qualify for the finals.
Navy hosts one of the five zone championship meets this weekend to determine the qualifiers for the upcoming NCAA National Championship. A total of four men and four women will advance from the Navy meet to the national meet. Stultz and Papadakis were the lone two divers who solidified berths in the national championships Friday.
Competition continues Saturday with the menís 1-meter and the womenís 3-meter events, while the 10-meter platform competition for both men and women are slated for Sunday. Saturdayís session begins at 1 p.m., with Sundayís session schedule to start at 11 a.m.