Meg Hostage Wraps Up NCAA Zone E Meet With Platform Win

March 15, 2008

Oklahoma City, Okla. - Meg Hostage wrapped up her first NCAA Zone E Diving Championships by winning the platform event Saturday at the Oklahoma City Community College Pool. Hostage, who also won the 1-meter Thursday and was second in Friday's 3-meter, was one of three Stanford divers to qualify for the NCAA Championships with their performances at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships. She will be joined at the NCAA's by teammates Shana Karp and Sarah Ohr.

'This was a good meet overall for us,' said Stanford head coach Dr. Rick Schavone. 'I'm pleased with the way we dove, and I'm really pleased that we were able to qualify three divers for the NCAA Championships. But, next week is the next level, so our divers will need to shift up to that level.'

Hostage scored 541.90 points to edge Karp (531.15) in Saturday's platform. Katie Lampe (10th, 445.65), Carmen Stellar (14th, 412.60), Hallie Ivester (17th, 404.40) and Ohr (18th, 386.70) also competed for the Cardinal.

Stanford's three divers will join 11 Stanford swimmers (Brooke Bishop, Elaine Breeden, Caroline Bruce, Elizabeth Durot, Kate Dwelley, Kerry Kraemer, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Julia Smit, Liz Smith, Whitney Spence and Laura Wadden) at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio, next Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22.

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