Senior diver Jing Leung captures third consecutive diving title (Gil Talbot).
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Senior diver Jing Leung secured her third consecutive platform diving title at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships on Wednesday afternoon. She will join teammate, sophomore Miki Dahlke at the NCAA Championships next week in Columbus, Ohio.
Leung dominated in the finals, climbing from her third-place position following the prelims to post a finals score of 514.85 – 24.40 points ahead of Rutgers' Rachel Byrne. Leung entered the finals with a score of 251.10, but put together an outstanding five dives to capture her third title, and reach the national stage for the fourth time in her career.
The 2018 NCAA Championships will be held in Columbus, Ohio on March 14-17. Leung has competed the championship tournament each of the past three years and earned first team All-America honors as a sophomore and junior.
Leung's performance capped off a strong week for Harvard divers at Zones. Fellow senior Alisha Mah reached the finals of the one-meter dive on the first day, finishing ninth with career-best score at Zones of 509.05. In the men's one-meter dive on day two, senior Bobby Ross placed seventh with a finals score of 627.65.