March 16, 2013
Site: West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center)
Event: NCAA Zone C Diving Championships (Day 3 of 3)
Next U-M Event: Thu-Sat., March 28-30 -- at NCAA Championships (Indianapolis, Ind.), 11 a.m./6:30 p.m.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Freshman Timothy Faerber (Potomac, Md./Churchill) and junior Jack Lee (North Egremont, Mass./The Berkshire School) of the No. 1-ranked University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team were both finalists on platform during the final day of the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships on Saturday (March 16) at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. Faerber took eighth (655.85), and Lee took 12th (599.70).
Two other men were in action off the 10-meter platform, including junior James Ross (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) in 19th (281.65) and junior Thomas Jahnke (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) in 20th (277.75).
Michigan closes out its 2012-13 season at the NCAA Championships, to be held March 28-30 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. and finals begin at 6:30 p.m. on each of the three days. The Wolverines will send 17 swimmers and all five relays to the meet.
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3)
Platform Diving 1. Connor Murphy, Indiana 921.65 8. Timothy Faerber, U-M 655.85 12. Jack Lee, U-M 599.70 19. James Ross, U-M 281.65 20. Thomas Jahnke, U-M 277.75
Q U O T E S
Michigan Diving Coach KZ Li
On his overall impressions of Zones ... "It was nice to see us make a couple of finals, and Jack and Tim each came close to making it to more finals. They still have a lot to learn and we have a lot of training to put in. We're focused on doing our best going into next season. We want to do our part to help the team and keep improving."
On Jack Lee's performance ... "Jack was mostly consistent this weekend, but he missed on some of his dives. He is not diving at his best yet, and he was probably only at about 70 percent of what he can be."
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423