COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Freshman Kali Lents led the Lumberjacks with fifth place finishes on both the 1-meter and platform boards, including a team season-best score on platform, as NAU recorded a strong showing on the opening day of the Falcon Diving Invitational hosted by Air Force. The day was dominated by San Diego State, which had the top finishers in both events.
"The girls did a great job," said NAU diving coach Nikki Huffman. "We had a few dives that were better in prelims but for the most part we were very consistent. We learned a few things today as well, which is why we come to this meet to get ready for conference. "
The meet began with the 1-meter competition, in which NAU senior Holly Frost posted the third best prelim score at 270.55. Lents would post a 260.55 prelim score followed by a 261.60 score in the final to finish fifth overall. Senior Cassie Anderson had a strong prelim score as well, totaling 250.25, to join Frost and Lents in the final. Freshman Katie Dallmann also dove in the prelims but did not qualify for the final.
Competing on platform for just the second time this season, Lents led the way with a career best and team season best score of 211.45 to place fifth overall. Anderson finished just behind in seventh place with a season best 201.20 score with Frost placing eighth with a career best 191.45. Dallmann rounded out the Lumberjacks on platform with a career best 144.75 mark.
The Falcon Diving Invitational will conclude at noon Saturday with the 3-meter competition.