CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.  -- University of Delaware sophomores Kristina Congdon and Caitlin Stockwell opened up action at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships Monday by competing in the one-meter diving event at Virginia Tech’s Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

Congdon, a health behavior science major from Yardley, Pa. (Pennsbury High School), placed 42nd overall with a score of 198.90 while Stockwell, a marine science major from San Jose, Calif (Presentation HS), recorded a 50th place finish with a score of 159.65.

The top 16 finishers advanced to the finals with Virginia Tech’s Kaylea Arnett posting the best preliminary score of 319.80 points.

Both Congdon and Stockdale will compete in the three-meter event Tuesday beginning at 12 noon. The meet will conclude on Wednesday with the platform diving but neither UD athlete is competing in that event.

This was the second straight year that Congdon and Stockwell qualified for the meet. Congdon placed 31st in the one-meter and 36th in the three-meter event last season while Stockwell was 40th in the three-meter and 43rd in the three-meter.

Last week, Congdon placed fifth in the three-meter and sixth in the one-meter and Stockwell as sixth in the three-meter and 11th in the one-meter at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships.