Bronco Divers Head To Zone E Diving Meet
March 5, 2015

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State will send four divers to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the NCAA Zone E Diving Meet, set for this Monday-Wednesday, March 9-11.

Divers Erin Kohlbeck, Karli Kriewall, Jordan Marthens, and Kacee Olson will compete at the meet in an attempt to qualify for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, set for March 19-21 in Greensboro, N.C.

Kohlbeck, Kriewall and Olson will compete in all three diving events (1-meter springboard, 3-meter springboard, platform) while Marthens is scheduled to compete in 3-meter springboard and platform.

Zone E, which encompasses the western United States from the Pacific Ocean to the eastern borders of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, will be eligible to qualify its top eight divers in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events and top nine on platform to the NCAA Championships in 2015. Any diver finishing in the qualifying range of one event at zones will be allowed to optionally enter any other events at the NCAA Championships as long as the diver finished in the top 12 at the zone meet and had previously set a zone qualifying score in those events during the season.

The Boise State divers turned in solid performances at the Mountain West Championships from Feb. 18-21 in San Antonio. Senior Erin Kohlbeck earned All-Mountain West honors (awarded to top-eight finishers in each event) in all three events, finishing second on platform with a school-record score of 274.60, taking third on 3-meter springboard with a score of 337.40, another school record, and fifth on 1-meter with a score of 274.70.

Sophomore Karli Kriewall nabbed two All-Mountain West honors, finishing seventh on the 1-meter springboard (246.10) and sixth on platform (218.55), while fellow sophomore Jordan Marthens earned All-Mountain West recognition with a fourth-place finish on platform (255.70).

Olson, a freshman, scored 227.10 on platform as an exhibition diver at the meet, along with scores of 195.75 on 1-meter and 255.75 on 3-meter.


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