AZTEC DIVERS TOP THE PODIUM AT NAU

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Marie Yacopino and Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez brought home first place finishes

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 1, 2020 (Flagstaff) - San Diego State senior Marie Yacopino and sophomore Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez earned first-place finishes as the Aztecs’ diving team completed competition at the Northern Arizona Diving Invitational #2 Saturday, Feb. 1.

Yacopino broke the 300-point barrier and scored a season-best 302.45 points in the finals to earn the 1-meter title. Lechuga Gonzalez placed third with a score of 276.65 while senior Delaney Gallagher’s fourth-place effort of 275.20.  Six Aztecs finished in the top-10, with Lexi Letts, Gina Cazares, and Erica Sarver ranked sixth, seventh and ninth with scores of 257.55, 256.5, and 244.65, respectively. Gillian Garcia rounded out SDSU’s efforts, placing 11th with a score of 208.70.  

Lechuga Gonzalez led the way for the Aztecs on the platform, finishing with a score of 246.15 to bring home the event’s title. Cazares collected second place with a score of 226, a career high. With their efforts, both Aztecs qualified for their third event at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships. Yacopino snagged fourth place with her own career-high point total of 222.65, followed by Delaney Gallagher’s sixth-place effort of 210.85. Letts and Sarver finished seventh and eighth, respectively with scores of 195.1 and 190.35.

Today’s meet concluded regular-season competition for both the Aztecs’ divers and swimmers. SDSU now preps for the Mountain West Conference Championships scheduled for Feb. 19-22 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Results

1-METER

Place

Name

Prellm

Finals

1

Marie Yacopino

295.8

302.45

2

Emily Sharrer

282.05

287.7

3

Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez

307.55

276.65

4

Delaney Gallagher

247

275.2

5

Heather Carbon

251.7

258.9

6

Lexi Letts

250.35

257.55

7

Gina Cazares

256.3

256.5

8

Emily Luberto

267.55

256.45

9

Erica Sarver

282.05

244.65

10

Hailey Faith

238.6

230.9

11

Gillian Garcia

201.85

208.7

12

Allison Shimp

210.25

208.4

PLATFORM

Place

Name

Final

1

Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez

246.15

2

Gina Cazares

226

3

Emily Sharrer

223.9

4

Marie Yacopino

222.65

5

Emily Luberto

217.9

6

Delaney Gallagher

210.85

7

Lexi Letts

195.1

8

Erica Sarver

190.35

9

Heather Carbon

181.45

10

Allison Shimp

169.3

11

Hailey Faith

164.55

 

 


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