Women's Swimming
Allison Prather Sets School Record in 1m Diving

Sophomore Allison Prather set a school-record in 1m diving.
Sophomore Allison Prather set a school-record in 1m diving.

Jan. 10, 2003

Tucson, Ariz. - The University of Illinois divers competed at a four-team meet on the campus of the University of Arizona this afternoon while in the south for winter training. Sophomore Allison Prather used the most of the opportunity, setting the Illinois school record in 1m diving with a score of 270.85.

Prather's score was good for sixth place, but, more importantly, it qualified her to dive at the NCA A Zone Diving Meet in March. The Zone meet is the qualifying meet for the NCAA Championships. It will be the sophomore's first career appearance at the Zone meet. Junior Lisa Fish also dove well in the 1m event, placing 13th with a score of 260.30. That mark was also a career-best for the Northbrook, Ill., native.

"Allison dove really well today. It was definitely a breakthrough meet for her," Illinois diving coach Josh Seykora said. "Lisa also dove well. Both divers have been working really hard since we got down here and it was nice to get some compeition in and see Allison pick up the (NCAA Zone) qualifying score."

In the 3m compeition, Fish placed eighth with a season-best score of 268.45, a mark that narrowly missed the NCAA Zone qualifying mark for that event.