Jackman and Jones Headed to Dive Regionals

Tawni Jones and Ava Jackman will represent BYU at this weekend's Regional Diving Championships in Oklahoma. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU sophomores Tawni Jones and Ava Jackman are taking part in the Zone E Diving Regionals this weekend in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jones and Jackman will compete from the 1-meter board on Thursday and the 3-meter board on Friday.

"Both Tawni and Ava are very deserving to be competing in this regional diving meet," BYU dive coach Keith Russell said. "They will be going up against some very good competition, but if they perform the way they are capable, they both have a great chance to qualify for the national NCAA meet."

Jones won both the 1- and 3-meter events at the Mountain West Conference Championships just two weeks ago. Scores of 279.85 and 323.65 were awarded to Jones from the 1- and 3-meter boards, respectively, at the MWCC.

The diving action that Jones and Jackman will participate in starts at 4:15 p.m. CT on Thursday from the 1-meter board, and then they will both step back up on the board on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to compete from the 3-meter board.

Jackman enters this regional competition having recorded the second best season scores for the Cougars as she has posted a 290.25 from the 1-meter board, while her season-best score from 3-meters is 301.28.

2008 NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Thursday, March 13

Men's 3M - 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (CT)

Women's 1M - 4:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Friday, March 14

Women's 3M - 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Men's 1M - 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 15

Men's Platform - 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Women's Platform - 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.