Carpenter Reaches Finals at National Diving Championships
BUFFALO, NY – Following a career that included honorable mention All-American status at the 2010 NCAA National Championships, former University at Buffalo diver Meili Carpenter competed at the 2010 AT&T National Diving Championships, reaching the finals in the one- and three-meter springboard events.
Representing Buffalo's Wings Diving Club at the meet held last week in College Station, TX, Carpenter finished sixth in the one-meter final and 12th in the three-meter final and was one of four divers to reach the finals in both events. Opening competition in the three-meter preliminaries, she placed sixth among 32 entrants with a five-dive total of 276.40 points to move into into the semifinal round of 18. In the semifinals, she placed 12th at 266.10 to grab the final spot in the final round by 15-hundredths of a point. Carpenter finished the three-meter final with a total score of 284.35 in 12th place.
Carpenter also was successful in the one-meter springboard event. She placed fourth among 28 entrants with a preliminary round total of 263.00 for her five attempts and was one of eight divers to advance to the final round. In the finals, she totaled 262.75 points to finish sixth.
She completed her UB career posting school records for one-and three-meter events in 2010. Carpenter swept both events at the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championships earning first-team All-MAC honors and winning the league's Diver of the Year award. She also earned honorable mention All-American honors at the NCAA National Championships and was named to the Academic All-MAC and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team for the second year in a row.