FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Carlee Burks continued the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships on Tuesday and represented the CSU Bakersfield swimming and diving program well in the 1-meter springboard competition.
“I thought Carlee competed much better today, logging a Top 30 finish in a very competitive field,” said Ben Herboth, CSUB’s diving coach. “We ultimately fell short of our goal of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, but I can't be disappointed with what she did today and on the year. I’m very proud of her springboard career and how she raised the bar for diving at CSUB.”
After the first two rounds of dives, Burks was 34th overall among 51 student-athletes. The native of Bakersfield surged to the end of the prelims, rising to 27th overall with a six-dive score of 238.90. Burks’ score was slightly lower than her 2016 Zones performance, but she only finished one place lower than last year in another good showing for Bakersfield.
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“We have added well over a point of DD [degree of difficulty] to Carlee's tower list for this meet, so, the hope is that her increased difficulty will lead to a higher finish than last year,” Herboth said. “I am excited to see how she will perform tomorrow.”
Burks and the rest of the divers will return to the Wall Aquatic Center in Flagstaff for one final day of competition on Wednesday. The ladies will tackle the platform tower on Wednesday morning.