Clarion U. Diving Teams Start Strong at NCAA D-II Championships

Christina Sather
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Clarion men’s and women’s diving teams got off to a strong start on Tuesday, as Emma Kehn, Christina Sather and Collin Vest all qualified for both the 1m and 3m Dives at the 2017 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships this week.

(Photo: Christina Sather. Photo courtesy of Clarion University Athletics)

Competition will commence tomorrow with the Men’s 3m Dive, with the prelims taking place in the morning and the main event slated for 6 p.m. Thursday will feature the Women’s 1m Dive, Friday the Men’s 1m Dive, and Saturday will conclude with the Women’s 3m Dive.

For Vest, this week represents his opportunity to conclude a career that is one of the best in recent Clarion history. The senior has won NCAA Diver of the Year in each of the last two years and is a three-time national champion, claiming titles in the 1m Dive as a freshman and sophomore and the 3m Dive as a junior last year.

On the women’s side, Kehn will enjoy her first taste of the national championships, with the standout freshman qualifying on both boards after a strong performance on Tuesday. Conversely, Sather earned two All-America Honorable Mentions as a freshman last season and will look to place more highly in her second go-round.

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