Tritons Compete in Qualification Diving Meet, Abrantes, Sullivan Advance to Main Draw
INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women’s diving team took part in the NCAA Division II Qualification Diving Meet on Tuesday afternoon. Four Triton divers recorded scores during the season that earned them spots in the qualifying meet: Brooke Abrantes, Delainey Carlin, Jasmyn Cheng, and Patty Sullivan. The qualifying meet determines which divers advance into the main draw of the NCAA Division II Championships.
For the third-straight year, Abrantes has advanced to the main draw. Sullivan, who has competed in the qualifying meet every year, has earned her first spot in the main draw.
San Diego native Abtantes finished 11th among the 46 divers with a score of 246.65 to claim a spot in the NCAA Division II Championships. Abrantes’ top score of 46.20 for her Reverse 2 ½ Somersault Tuck was the fifth best score of round four.
Abrantes’ classmate Sullivan also ranked in the top-20, finishing 16th on the three-meter board en route to earning a spot in the NCAA Division II Championships. The senior, who collected 238.05 points, recorded her best scores in rounds two and four, accumulating 43.20 points on both the Forward 2 ½ Somersault Pike and the Inward 2 Somersault Tuck.
Finishing 26th was Cheng, who turned in an overall score of 229.50. The Pleasanton native had the third-best dive of round three, racking up 45.60 points on her Forward 2 ½ Somersault Pike.
With a total score of 214.20, Carlin placed 31st in the three-meter action. Her top dive of day was the Back 1 ½ Somersault Straight, as she came away with 40.80 points.
Carlin got off to a strong start on the one-meter board, with her best score coming on her first dive, the Forward 2 Somersault Pike. The senior racked up 37.95 points on her initial dive. Across her six dives, Carlin ultimately compiled a score of 194.00 to finish 33rd, which was the Tritons’ top finish in the one-meter competition.
Sullivan and Cheng earned back-to-back finishes in the one-meter action, placing 37th and 38th, respectively. Sullivan came away with a score of 188.50, with 38.50 of those points coming on her best dive of the morning, the Inward 1 ½ Somersault Tuck.
Cheng finished within a point of Sullivan, recording a score of 187.65. The freshman excelled on one of her most difficult dives, the Inward 1 ½ Somersault Pike. Cheng’s score of 40.80 was the Tritons’ highest score of an individual dive during the one-meter round.
Coming in at 42nd was Abrantes, whose dives totaled a 14.30 degree of difficulty. Abrantes captured an overall score of 181.30 during her six dives, with her best dive being the Forward 2 Somersault Pike. The senior earned a score of 39.10 on the dive.
Abrantes and Sullivan will represent the Tritons throughout the week. Dive trials will begin at 11 a.m. PST Wednesday through Saturday, with the finals being held at 3 p.m. PST each day.
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