Prigge Named WAC Champion Of Platform
By Kelly Mason
Feb. 25, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - With a final surge on the Bulldogs best day of competition, Fresno State splashed pass Idaho to finish in sixth place with 364 points, only 13 points behind Nevada, the fifth place finisher.
"We couldn't have asked for a better meet," said Fleck. "We just did great! It was a team effort, an amazing team effort. We fans and parents here and seeing the Red Wave in the stands was just so cool."
The highlight of the night was sophomore Hannah Prigge winning the Platform dive with the score of 285.15, which was 13 points higher than the second place finisher. She lead the charge all day finishing first in the preliminaries as well.
"Prigge was our first WAC champion we have ever had since I have been here, she just did and amazing, amazing job tonight," said head coach Jeanne Fleck.
Freshman Courtney Sheehan had a great night finishing fourth in the 1650 Freestyle where she had a lifetime best time race with the time of 16.55.85. Alexis Melnikov finished 10th (17:17.75) and Jen Hicks finished 13th (17:23.73) in the 1650 Freestyle where they both swam season best times for this event.
Fresno State had two Bulldogs, Michelle Dockendorf and Britney Vogel, in the final of the 200 Breastroke placing fourth and eighth, respectively. Dockendorf swam the race with an NCAA B-Cut time of 2:15.56.
"We just had an amazing day today," said Fleck. "We out swam Nevada 72-12 this morning, but they had four divers in the finals to score enough points to stay right above us. The DQ in our relay on Thursday hurt us, but I can't be mad because I realize we are so good, and that's just the way it goes.
Fresno State finished sixth at the WAC Championships which is the highest finish the Bulldogs have had under head coach Jeanne Fleck.
"We Are Your Team!" - The Fresno State divers will continue on to compete in the NCAA Zones in March. More information will be provided later.