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Harvard Trio Ready for NCAA Zone Diving Championship

Hal Watts, along with Alec DeCaprio and Austin Fields, will compete at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships (Photo Courtesy: Gail Farris).
Hal Watts, along with Alec DeCaprio and Austin Fields, will compete at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships (Photo Courtesy: Gail Farris).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three Harvard men's divers will travel 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 1-meter diving with the start time set for noon. Tuesday will also start at noon and highlight the 3-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

  • The Crimson will have Alec DeCaprio and Hal Watts compete on both boards, with Austin Fields set for the 3-meter competition.
  • Watts enters the zone championship coming off his best 1-meter performance. The sophomore posted a score of 331.60 at the Ivy League Championships, which ranked at the top of Harvard's 2018-19 performance list. Watts' 334.95 on the 3-meter board in the dual at Georgia, meanwhile, was also the Crimson's top effort of the season.
  • DeCaprio owns Harvard's second-best scores in both events, totaling 328.25 points in the 1-meter competition at H-Y-P and 326.40 on the 3-meter board.
  • Fields will join DeCaprio and Watts in the 3-meter competition after earning his qualifying score in the double-dual meet vs. Yale and Princeton. The junior tallied 323.15 points to help the Crimson win the annual H-Y-P meet.
  • The trio helped Harvard win its third consecutive Ivy League title and the program's fourth in the last six seasons last week in Providence, Rhode Island.

At The Helm

Kevin Tyrrell is in his sixth season as The Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving. Tyrell helped the Crimson to wins over Yale and Princeton in its last Ivy League clashes, which ran his all-time coaching record to 39-1 vs. Ivy competition. Harvard, meanwhile, is 51-4 in dual meets under his direction.

Next Up

Harvard will learn next week who earned berths to the NCAA Championships, which are scheduled for March 27-30, in Austin, Texas.

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