Harvard to Head to NCAA Zone Diving Championship

Mikaela Thompson will lead a group of five Harvard divers to the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).
Mikaela Thompson will lead a group of five Harvard divers to the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's diving team will head to Annapolis, Maryland, for the 2019 NCAA Zone A Diving Championship. The regional meet is slated for Navy's Lejeune Hall and will run from Monday-Tuesday, March 11-12.

Live results will be available on divemeets.com, with the link for each event becoming active just prior to the start of each session. Monday will feature 3-meter diving with the start time set for noon. Tuesday will also start at noon and highlight the 1-meter divers. 

Each diver will perform six dives with the top 18 divers advancing. Those who move on will perform another six dives with the cumulative score of the 12 attempts producing the final standings.

How to Follow

Live Results: divemeets.com

Twitter: @HarvardSwim

What to Know

  • Five Crimson divers will represent Harvard at the meet. First-year Esther Lawrence and senior Mikaela Thompson will compete on both the 1- and 3-meter boards. Freshman Morgane Herculano and senior Katie Russ are set to perform in the 1-meter competition, and sophomore Georgina Milne qualified for the 3-meter event.
  • Thompson, who was named the Ivy League Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver, posted Harvard's top score in 2018-19 on the 1- and 3-meter boards. The senior earned a score of 310.80 in the team's home opener vs. Columbia and then bookended the regular season with a 318.65 at the H-Y-P meet.
  • Lawrence was the Crimson's second-best 3-meter performer after she accumulated 299.45 points in the double-dual meet vs. UCLA and San Diego in Los Angeles, California. The first-year, meanwhile, ranked third on the team's performance list in 1-meter diving with a score of 275.50. In between Thompson and Lawrence was Herculano, who recorded a season-best effort of 283.00 at H-Y-P.
  • Russ rounds out Harvard's 1-meter diving contingent after she qualified for the zone championship early in the season vs. Columbia. The senior scored a 269.85 in the second meet of the campaign.
  • Milne will compete on the 3-meter board after logging a season-best score at the Ivy League Championships. The sophomore tallied 291.80 points to help Harvard win its second straight conference title.

At The Helm

Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 is in her 22nd season as The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. She has guided the Crimson to back-to-back Ivy League titles and the school's fourth championship in the last six years. Harvard has won 14 Ivy League championships in program history.

Next Up

Harvard will prepare for the NCAA Championships where Miki Dahlke and Samantha Shelton will compete. The national meet is set for March 20-23, in Austin, Texas.