Jan. 11, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CALIF - Led by senior Thomas Henninger's first place finish in the one-meter board, the California men's diving team had a strong showing at the UCLA Invitational, held Jan. 7-9 in Los Angeles. Henninger, from Glenside, Pa., tallied a score of 330.80 to top Stanford's Brent Eichenseer's 328.30.
Other finishes for the Golden Bears on the one-meter board included Sophomore Bobby Sullivan placing fourth (313.90), freshman Tyler Pullen was eighth (286.90), freshman Grayson Huston 10th (245.50) and junior Andreas Santucci was 12th (206.65).
Henninger also led Cal on the three-meter board with a fourth place finish (318.40), while Sullivan placed seventh (300.00), Pullen eighth (267.90), Santucci ninth (238.15) and Huston was 10th (229.00).
Newcomer Pullen was the Bears' top performer on the platform with a third-place finish (243.35). Henninger was fourth on the platform (236.60) and Sullivan finished fifth (225.20).
Under the direction of first-year coach Todd Mulzet, Cal divers Henninger and Sullivan had earlier competed at the Texas Diving Invitational, Dec. 2-4 in Austin, Texas. In that competition, Henninger had placed third on the three-meter board (341.60) and Sullivan was eighth with a mark of 298.40. On the platform at Texas, Henninger was ninth (217.55) and Sullivan 10th (197.70); and on the one-meter board Henninger placed ninth (282.20) and Sullivan was 12th (235.10).
The Cal men divers will next join the men's swimming team when the Bears compete in Pac-10 dual meets at Arizona State, Friday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. in Tempe; and at Arizona, Saturday, Jan. 22 at 12 p.m. in Tucson.