Flames compete in NCAA Zone Championships

Mark Ciesielski

Mark Ciesielski led the Flames at the NCAA Zone C Championships. Photo: Steve Woltmann

By Chris Hopkins — chopki4@uic.edu

UIC wrapped up competition Saturday at the NCAA Zone C Championships at Purdue University. The Flames sent four divers to compete in the championships: senior Mark Ciesielski, junior Tyler Pastore, freshman Sean Scarry and sophomore Rachel Criscione.

In the first day of competition, the men’s team had all three divers on the boards for the 3-meter dive. Ciesielski led the Flames with a score of 237.45 and a 29th place finish. Pastore posted a mark of 229.85 for 31st place and Scarry finished in 32nd with a final score of 186.65.

The women’s competition opened with the 1-meter dive. Criscione, in her first appearance at the NCAA Zones, notched a final score of 198.50.

The next day, Criscione finished with a score of 131.75 in the 3-meter dive.

In his final performance at the NCAA Zones, Ciesielski posted the top score for the Flames in the 1-meter dive with a mark of 239.70 for 23rd place. Scarry followed with a score of 204.40 for 27th and Pastore delivered a mark of 191.95 for 28th place.

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