Posted: Mar 13, 2013 9:56 AM
HOUSTON -- Freshman Clark Thomas will join teammate David Bonuchi at the 2013 NCAA Championships after Thomas posted a fifth-place finish on the men's 3-meter springboard Tuesday at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships in Houston. Bonuchi, who won the Zone D 3-meter title on Tuesday, earned his NCAA Championships berth on Monday with his win in the 1-meter.
Bonuchi easily earned his second event title of the Zone meet with a score of 866.85 on the 3-meter, almost a full 70 points ahead of the second-place finisher. The Columbia, Mo., native scored 422.00 points in prelims to enter finals as the top qualifier. Bonuchi upped his performance in his final six dives to run away from the field. His finals score of 444.85 is a new career high, besting his previous mark of 443.55 set at the 2012 Big 12 Conference Championships.
Thomas, who hails from Olathe, Kansas, accumulated 742.50 points in the prelims and finals to finish in fifth on the 3-meter. The freshman scored 352.85 in the preliminary session to enter finals in sixth. Clark continued his impressive diving in the finals session and moved up a spot to fifth to clinch a berth to the NCAA Championships. His final round score of 389.65 was a career high by almost 37 points and moves him up to third all-time at Mizzou in the event.
Action at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships concludes on Wednesday, March 13 with the platform competition at 2 p.m.
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