GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) The Mavericks diving team will finish their regular season by competing against division one schools at the Air Force Diving Invitational Friday.
Ammar Hassan, Chandler Livingston and Noah Macomber will dive for the men and Natalya Dahlke, Brittany Dixon and Abbey Smith will participate for the women. Each athlete, except for Macomber who has only competed once this season, has put up NCAA qualifying marks. The Mavericks are the only Division II school competing in the event and the divers, are up for the challenge.
"It's definitely nerve wracking but it's also exciting," said senior Abbey Smith. "It gives us the opportunity to compete against kids at a higher level but also know if we stack up well with them. It just provides a new platform for us to compete on."