Chong 13th off 1-Meter Board at NCAA Diving Regional on Friday

Amber Chong was fifth among NESCAC divers at today's event

MEDFORD – Tufts University sophomore diver Amber Chong placed 13th in the one-meter event at the 2019 NCAA Division III Region 3 Diving Championships hosted by MIT on Friday.

Amongst a field of 22 divers, Chong compiled a score of 376.15 over 11 dives. She needed to place among the top nine to earn a spot in the NCAA Division III Championships coming up March 20-23 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Deborah Wen from MIT won the one-meter regional championship today with a 483.90 score.

This is the second straight year Chong has qualified for the Diving Regional. She improved upon her 20th-place finish and score (365.65) in one-meter from a year ago.

Chong will have another chance to qualify for NCAA's when she competes in the three-meter event at the Regional tomorrow beginning at noon.