Nov. 5, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CALIF - Sophomore Tyler Pullen was again the Cal men's diving team's top performer, qualifying for the finals and placing sixth in the one-meter competition Saturday (Nov. 5) at the Trojan Diving Invitational held at the McDonald's Swim Stadium in Los Angeles.
Pullen notched a score of 272.10 in the one-meter board's prelims, which had him sitting in fourth place, and then went on to secure a 278.10 in finals. Other Golden Bear results in the one-meter competition were senior Andreas Santucci placing ninth (238.95), freshman Thomas Selby finishing 10th (229.30) and sophomore Grayson Huston placing 14th (207.30)
On Friday Pullen, a sophomore from Pleasanton, recorded a score of 231.15 on the platform for a fifth-place finish, the best for second-year coach Todd Mulzet's squad. Other results for the Bears on the platform were Santucci placing seventh (222.40), Selby placing eighth (222.10) and Huston placing ninth (200.75).
In the Friday morning three-meter competition, Selby narrowly missed making the finals and finished in ninth place with a score of 257.95. Pullen was 12th on the three-meter board (251.00), while Huston was 14th (228.10) and Santucci placed 15th (218.60).
The Cal divers will next compete at the Wildcat Diving Invitational, Nov. 18-20 in Tucson, Ariz.
Mulzet's squad has been busy so far this season. In the Bears' last dual meet, Oct. 21 versus Utah, Pullen won the one-meter board with a score of 308.93, followed by freshman Selby with a mark of 299.85. Selby was second on the three-meter board against the Utes as well, recording a score of 3:13.28.
In Cal's first dual meet of the year, Oct. 13 versus Hawaii, Selby was second on the three-meter board (312.53), and Pullman was third in the one-meter competition (265.14).