Already qualified on one springboard for the upcoming NCAA Championships, Georgia divers Ian Forlini and Olivia Ball each added another on Tuesday during the Zone B Championships at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Center.
The NCAA allows previously qualified divers to add boards for the national meets if they post top-12 finishes at the zone competition.
Forlini came in 12th Tuesday on the 1-meter board with a two-round total of 606.80 points. On Monday, Forlini qualified on 3-meter with an eighth-place effort. Likewise, Ball came in second on the 3-meter board Tuesday with 660.15 points. During Monday’s competition, Ball advanced by grabbing second on the 1-meter board.
The women’s NCAAs will take place next Wednesday through Saturday and the men’s NCAAs will follow March 23-26, both at Georgia Tech.
Forlini will be the first Bulldog in the NCAAs since Chris Colwill in 2008. The Bulldogs’ swimming entries will be announced later this week.
Forlini was 15th in prelims with 288.50 points. He moved into the coveted 12th position with 318.30 points in the finals, topping 13th by 8.4 points. Also Tuesday, Crawford Berry placed 20th with 280.00 points, Spencer Madanay came in 29th with 255.95 and Walker Wheeler took 32nd with 250.80.
Ball registered 328.10 points in prelims and then added 332.05 in finals. In addition, Allison Greene placed 28th with 263.85 points, followed by Madison Duvall in 36th with 238.35.
The Zone B Championships will conclude Wednesday with men’s and women’s platform events at 11 a.m. Live results can be found at DiveMeets.com.