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Chen claims runner-up at NCAA Championship Qualification

Freshman Jiayu Chen has qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships for the second straight day after finishing fifth overall in the 3-meter dive event at the NCAA Zone D Championships in Dallas, Texas. Chen compiled a 647.10 total score on the day.

The Jayhawks had two freshmen qualify to compete in the 3-meter finals on Tuesday, with Chen and Franny Cable placing inside the top-18 in the preliminary. Kansas was one of just five schools to have two divers advance to either the 1-meter or 3-meter springboard event finals, joining Texas, LSU, Minnesota and Texas A&M.;

NCAA Zone D Championships’ 3-Meter Dive Final Results (18 Entries)

Jiayu Chen | 5th | 647.10 total score

Franny Cable | 16th | 548.85 total score

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