Zone E Qualifiers
STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford swimming and diving will send three men's divers and three women's divers to the NCAA Division I Zone E diving meet, the organization announced on Monday. The Zone E diving meet will be held at the Aquatic and Tennis Center in Flagstaff, Ariz., March 8-10.
The Cardinal will be represented on the men's side by Conor Casey (1-meter, 3-meter), Hunter Hollenbeck (1-meter, 3-meter) and Noah Vigran (3-meter, platform). The women will be represented by Daria Lenz, Mia Paulsen and Julia Wortman, with the trio competing on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform.
Fresh off being named the Pac-12 Diver of the Meet – thanks to podium finishes on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform – Noah Vigran will compete on the 3-meter and platform for the Cardinal. Vigran won the Pac-12 title for the 3-meter thanks to a final score of 393.55, and he reached the podium on the 1-meter (331.35) and on the platform (365.90).
Stanford will also be represented by Casey and Hollenbeck on the 1-meter and 3-meter at the Zone meet.
Casey defended his title on the 1-meter at the Pac-12 Championships with a final score of 413.55 – the highest score at the conference meet since 2015. The junior came back to finish third on the 3-meter – hist third-consecutive podium finish in the event – with a final score of 381.85. Casey was only 11.5 points behind Vigran on the 3-meter.
A freshman, Hollenbeck will head to the Zone meet thanks to qualifying scores in both the 1-meter and 3-meter. His best score in both events this season came in a dual against California on Feb. 19, when he finished third in both the 1-meter (281.55) and the three-meter (325.58).
On the women's side, Lenz reached the podium on the 3-meter with a runner-up finish at the Pac-12 Championships. Her final score in that event was a 335.55 – her best score in the event this season. Lenz took third at the Zone E meet in 2020.
She will be joined by Paulsen, who has top scores of 285.60 on the 1-meter and 326.45 on the 3-meter this season, both set at the Pac-12 Championships. At last season's Zone E meet, Paulsen finished in the top 10 in all three events, including a first-place finish on the platform with a 585.60.
Wortman will be making her second appearance at the Zone E meet after competing on the 1-meter and platform in 2020. Wortman has top scores of 248.70 on the 1-meter, 291.15 on the 3-meter and 188.65 on the platform this season.