Thursday, March 17, 2011

UH's Julia Lonnegren takes 28th in her first NCAA Championship appearance

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 17, 2011) University of Houston sophomore diver Julia Lonnegren placed 28th in the 1-meter competition at the NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Texas Thursday.

After advancing to the national championships for the first time in her career last weekend at the NCAA Zone D Championships, the Cougar sophomore posted a score 254.70 to place 28th in the preliminary round at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Senior All-American Lacey Truelove did not compete in the 1-meter competition, but will join Lonnegren Friday in the 3-meter championships. Truelove qualified for the NCAAs after winning the Zone D Championships in the 3-meter event last weekend.

Preliminaries are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and finals will begin at 7 p.m.

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