March 12, 2016
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢’Â¬” The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s diving squads finished competition Saturday at the NCAA Zone C meet, with both teams competing in the platform event. Lindsey Streepey had the highest finish for the women’s team, while James Lichtenstein took ninth in the men’s competition.
The women’s team competed first, with Streepey, Emma Gaboury and Annie Crea diving for the Irish. Streepey came in 17th after the prelims (191.40), while Crea placed 19th (186.45) and Gaboury, 20th (178.85). Advancing to the finals, Streepey improved to 13th with a score of 428.00. All three will be competing at NCAA Championships next week.
In the men’s competition, Lichtenstein was the only entrant for the Irish. He stood in ninth place after the prelims (305.90), and advanced to the finals, where he stayed in ninth place but improved his overall score to 603.05. The mark smashes Nick Nemetz’s former school record tally of 294.25, scored at the 2014 Iowa Hawkeye Invitational meet. While both scores are impressive, Lichtenstein just missed the automatic qualifying mark, with only the top eight finishers advancing to NCAAs.
Stay tuned to und.com for full coverage of women’s diving and men’s and women’s swimming, as they complete their 2015-16 seasons at the NCAA Championship meets. The women’s meet runs from March 16-19, while the men’s meet will be held March 23-26.
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Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving and track and field. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.