March 15, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Cal freshman standout Collin Pollard turned in the top result for the Golden Bear men's divers on day one Thursday (March 14) of the Zone E Qualifying Meet in Colorado Springs, placing seventh on the one-meter competition with a score of 655.25.
Following Pollard closely in eighth place was sophomore Thomas Selby, who staged a furious comeback from 15th place after the preliminaries with a score of 626.10. Juniors Grayson Huston and Tyler Pullen turned in commendable performances, with Huston placing 24th with a score of 259.35 and Pullen in 28th with a score of 242.35.
The winner of the men's one-meter springboard was Stanford's Kristian Ipsen, who also took the event during the Pac-12 Diving Championships earlier this month. By placing first, Ipsen automatically qualifies for the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis. The winners of the three-meter event and the platform will also receive automatic bids to the NCAA championships.
The remaining five qualification spots will be allocated to runner-up finishers in each event, with the springboard events weighted with more spots than the platform competition.
The Bears continue with the one-meter springboard competition on Friday, March 15, followed by the platform event on the final day of the zonal meet, March 16. Official diving selections from Zone E for the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be announced on the last day of competition, March 16.