March 14, 1998
Miami, Ohio - Freshman Kara Hajek and sophomore Brandon Gustafson competed at the NCAA Zone diving meet March 13-14 at Miami (Ohio). Hajek placed 14th off the 3-meter board in an excellent performance. "Kara outdid her performance at Big Ten's here," diving coach Jim Mountjoy said. "She performed extremely well." Hajek also placed 18th off the 1-meter board. Gustafson had his best performance since coming to Purdue last year. He finished 17th off the 3-meter board with 391.9 points, only 30 points off the frontrunners. "I'm very pleased with Brandon's performance also," added Mountjoy. "This was by far his best performance." The experience is what the two take back from the meet, as they begin to prepare for another season. Said Mountjoy, "It's refreshing to see them dive well in a big meet. This will definitely help them in the future."