Seth Pollock, 23 Sports

For three days, Mizzou swimmers and divers along with swimmers and divers from 18 other schools competed in the Zone D Diving Championships at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Three Tigers became eligible for NCAA Championship qualifications on day one of the event and six more became eligible on day three.

On day one Kendra Kieser and Madeline Mckernan earned their spots in the women’s one meter. McKernan scored a 581.90 while Kieser scored 564.75. Kyle Goodwin got his spot in the championships for his performance in the men’s three meter, for which he scored a 785.25, good for fifth place overall.

On the second day, Kieser and Goodwin added on to their performances. Kieser finished eighth in the women’s three meter with a score of 326.8, while Goodwin earned 11th place in the men’s one meter with a score of 674.75.

Six more Tigers received bids the third and final day of the event.  Mikel Schreuders qualified in the 200 free as the 14 seed, while  Giovanny Lima qualified as the 20 seed. Jacob Wielinski earned a spot as the 11 seed in the 1650 free. Daniel Hein and Nick Alexander qualified in the 100 back, while Carter Grimes earned a spot in the 400 IM.

The NCAA Championships will be held from March 21 through the 25 in Minneapolis.