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Retrievers Sweep First America East Weekly Diving Awards
Jeff Salgado qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Competiton.
Ashley Houghton has won five of six diving events this season and has qualified for Zones.
Boston-UMBC senior divers Jeff Salgado and Ashley Houghton were selected as the seasonís first America East Menís and Womenís Diving Performers of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. The awards cover all meets through Oct. 29.
Salgado won the three-meter dive competition with a score of 282.00 and placed second on the one-meter board with a 214.27 against Rider in the season opener on Oct. 21. At Navy on Oct. 28, he placed second on both boards with scores of 308.40 on the one-meter and 308.03 on the three-meter. His score on the one-meter board qualifies him for the NCAA Zone Diving competition.
Houghton has won five of six diving events so far this season. In the season opener against Rider, she won with scores of 233.31 on the one-meter and 211.95 on the three-meter. At Navy, she won the one-meter (270.52) and placed second on the three-meter board (268.13). Her score on the one-meter was just three points shy of her school record and qualified her for the NCAA Zone Diving competition. Finally, in a double-dual meet against New Hampshire and Navy the next day, she swept the diving events with scores of 237.51 on the one-meter and 280.28 on the three-meter. Her three-meter score was also a Zone qualifying time.
The Retrievers return to action this weekend as they host America East rival