Two Kansas divers qualified for the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships. Sophomore Graylyn Jones and freshman Nadia Khechfe will represent Kansas at the regional.
The Zone D regional is held in Iowa City, Iowa.
To qualify for zones, there is a minimum dive score that needs to be met at some point throughout the regular season. This can be done in either a dual meet or championship style meet.
The two styles of meets are different. At dual meets, divers have six dives. At championship-style meets, there are 11 dives.
Standards for the 1-meter dive require a score of 255 or better at a dual meet, or 390 or better in a championship-style meet.
Standards for the 3-meter dive call for a score of 265 or better at a dual meet, or 420 or better in a championship-style meet.
Jones scored 271.9 in the 1-meter dive back in October at a dual meet. In February, Khechfe scored 280.2 in the 3-meter dive at a dual meet.
Zones are essentially the Sweet 16 or Elite Eight of diving. The NCAA Championship comes afterward.
In the Zone D regional, the top eight in the 1-meter dive qualify for the NCAA Championship. In the 3-meter dive, the top 10 qualify.
Why those numbers? It’s based on the performances at the zone during the previous season.
— Edited by Mitch Raznick