Watson Places Second and Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Freshman Brandon Watson has qualified for the 1- and 3-meter dives at the NCAA Championships that will be held March 15-18. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

OKLAHOMA -- For the second straight day at the NCAA Division I Zone E Diving Regionals at Oklahoma Community College freshmen Brandon Watson and Tawni Jones each qualified in another event for the 2007 NCAA Championships.

"All of the divers did well today," said BYU dive coach Keith Russell. "Brandon and Tawni are both in for the 1- and 3-meter dives, and I feel really good about that."

Watson, the 2006-07 Mountain West Conference Male Diver of the Year, took second on the 3-meter board scoring 733.05. He was the only Cougar to place in the event and has now qualified for both the 1- and 3-meter dives.

Jones placed eighth in the 1-meter dive, scoring 504.50, and has now qualified for both the 1- and 3-meter dives. Angela Nelson also placed in the same event scoring a 491.85 but did not place high enough to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

The Cougars have one more day of competition at the diving regionals competing in the platform dive. BYU divers that have yet to qualify for the NCAAC have one more chance on Saturday. The platform event will begin at 10 a.m. CST.

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