March 10, 2014

MacRae Finishes Third on Day One

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The first day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships is in the books, with Yale's two divers, sophomore Danielle DeNunzio and freshman Lilybet MacRae, both delivering solid performances. 

Monday featured the preliminaries and finals in the one-meter competition.  In the preliminaries, MacRae placed sixth with a 255.55, good enough to qualify for the afternoon's finals.  DeNunzio was unable to qualify in the highly competitive field, posting a 203.55 to finish in 37th place.

In the afternoon's finals, MacRae vaulted past three divers to claim third place overall with a combined score of 541.15.  With six divers qualifying from this meet to the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis next week, MacRae has put herself in a good position after the first day.

Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach Jim Henry with the pair's results, calling it "A great day for Yale."

Tomorrow will feature the three-meter competition, with preliminaries beginning at 12:00 p.m. and finals starting at 2:30 p.m.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity

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