Junior Brennan LaBar led MSU with a 24th-place finish
West Lafayette, Ind. – Junior Brennan LaBar led Michigan State’s divers at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette on Friday, March 11, with a 24th-place effort in the men’s 1-meter competition.
“This wasn’t our most glorious weekend, but we had some good dives along the way,” said MSU dive coach Eric Best. “We just weren’t consistent to get to the next level.”
Labar finished inside the top-25 in the 1-meter dive, posting a score of 239.15 to tie for 24th. Senior Charlie Maurer followed closely with an effort of 236.10 for 26th place.
In the women’s 3-meter competition, junior Madeline Sewell paced four Spartans with a 261.65 for 26th. Julia Oppedisano led the freshmen trio with a 242.75, claiming 33rd. Heidi Surdyk and Morgan Wellenzohn ended the championship in 37th and 38th, respectively, with scores of 225.15 and 222.80.
“The freshmen did a nice job for what they needed to do for while they were here,” Best said. “They did some nice dives but had misses. It was disappointing for Maddie not getting through, but she had battled some injuries. She had a solid meet on the 1-meter with just one bad miss.”
With the conclusion of the Zone C Championships, MSU’s swim & dive season has come to a close.
“We figured out some things that we will need to work on this spring,” said Best. “They are hard workers, and we just need to develop a plan and figure out what cost us while we were here.”